Kerala to set up India’s first trade centre for women

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News:Kerala will be setting up India’s first International Women’s Trade Centre (iWTC).

Facts:

About International Women’s Trade Centre(iWTC):

  • This IWTC initiative is in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs).
  • The first phase of iWTC which is being executed under the Gender Park’s “Vision 2020” is scheduled to be completed by 2021.
  • The trade centre will aim at accelerating women entrepreneurship and secure gender parity.
  • The facility will also provide women with a safe place away from home to start new businesses, set up or expand and get their products marketed globally.
  • The facility will have women’s startup and incubation centre, retail fashion and technology outlets, health and wellness centres, business centres among others.

Additional information:

Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs):

  • The Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) were born at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in 2012.
  • The objective was to produce a set of universal goals that meet the urgent environmental, political and economic challenges facing the world.
  • The SDGs are a bold commitment to finish what the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) started and tackle some of the more pressing challenges.