Special Envoy Kim Simplis Barrow on Women and Girls

International Day of the Girl Child 2014

At the 2014 General Assembly at the United Nations, Special Envoy for Women and Children and Spouse of the Prime Minister, Kim Simplis Barrow, announced the Global Call to Action on Women and Girls’ Financial Health. The project launched with a Side Event where Ms. Simplis Barrow was joined by more than 25 First Ladies from countries like Suriname, Egypt and Zambia. Panelists included Shannon Shuyler, Corporate Responsibility Leader for PriceWaterHouse Cooper and Keynote Speaker Madam Joyce Banda, the former President of the Republic of Malawi who in her presentation sought to make the connection between programs for women's economic empowerment, rural microfinance, and the women's security in developing countries.