My Lords, International Women’s Day gives us an opportunity to celebrate the progress that has been made for women, but also to identify the continuing challenges and consider ways to address them. I am grateful to my noble friend Lady Shields for her excellent introduction. We should be proud of the UK’s recent global record on gender equality. We led the way in establishing a...
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to ensure that projects and programmes funded from the cross-government Prosperity Fund will create jobs for women in developing countries; and if so, how, and to what extent.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for International Development (DfID) currently tracks how many jobs for women in developing countries (1) have been, and (2) they estimate will be, created through DfID-funded projects and programmes; whether they plan to set any targets in this regard; and if not, why not.
Entered the House of Lords on 22 October 2013
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