Kerala to set up country’s first global trade centre for women

In an important initiative to accelerate women's entrepreneurship and ensure gender parity, Kerala will establish the country's first international women's trade centre, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in Kozhikode. 

This initiative aims to boost women entrepreneurship and secure gender parity while providing women with a safe place to start new businesses, set up or expand, and get their products marketed globally.

The first phase of the iWTC, which will be implemented as part of the “Vision 2020” of the Gender Parity, is scheduled to be completed in 2021. “It is important that Gender presents the iWTC project at a time when more women are present. Shailaja: "They are venturing into entrepreneurship and exploring other self-employment options in Kerala."

"This forward-looking company will address the need to provide a platform to help women break the glass ceiling by overcoming social barriers on their way and moving forward as successful entrepreneurs," he said in a statement.

Gender Park CEO P T Mohammed Sunish said the iWTC master plan will be a world-class shopping destination, with a range of outlets catering to the needs of businesswomen.

"The centre will have a nursery and start-up centre for women, retail outlets for fashion and technology, health and wellness centres, business and office centres, conference, conference and exhibition space, performing arts centres, residential suites and nurseries for the elderly and children."

The official also said that they were seeking financial support for the relevant institution's project. In addition to acting as a facilitator to launch its own companies, iWTC is expected to allow women entrepreneurs to identify themselves and participate in international trade, enjoy greater economic benefits, and improve their competitiveness to take advantage of market opportunities.

Special emphasis will be placed on bringing economically retarded women, marginalized groups, women with disabilities and transgender people to the forefront by helping to harness and build their entrepreneurial skills.

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By creating a safe and sustainable environment for the growth of industry, business, commerce and lifestyle, iWTC will have a space dedicated to women's cultural expressions to encourage and showcase performing arts and cultural forms such as dance, music and theatre.

"This is a good concept to be seen in advance," said prominent choreographer and activist Malika Sarabay, a sex garden consultant, an independent body of the Ministry of Social Justice.

"This will not only help women develop and expand their projects and build relationships, but will also be a platform for their creative expression," said the dancer, who was visiting Kerala recently on launching some of her. Gender garden schemes.

In September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda, which includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals to transform the world, based on the principle of "no one behind". It is a call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. 

IWTC is designed in accordance with SDG goals, such as efforts to eradicate poverty in all its forms, provide good health, well-being, quality education, gender equality, women's empowerment, innovation, infrastructure and reduce inequality. Adhering to the Green Protocol, iWTC will remain in an environmentally friendly and resource-efficient building.

In his trial year, the official said, he will help women with floods and provide them with opportunities to make a living and live

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