Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women and Dr. Natalia Kamen,Deputy Executive Director  of UNFPA joined a group of young women from WAAGS and the YWCA movement to discuss women’s economic empowerment and the role of young women in ensuring gender equality.

“Every generation has a chance to change the world” said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka ” This is women’s chance,  your chance, to achieve gender equality”.

The best thing you can do is to be part of a movement.” continue Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka “That’s where you learn game and life-changing skills”.

Young women engaged on different topics related to leadership and how to ensure that young women get more seats at the decision-making table.

While discussing the pressure and frustrations that young women face when confronted with the social-economic glass ceilings, Natalia Kamen urged them to find a moment for self-care and to seek the support of likeminded people.