WOMEN and Financial Education

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Women’s economic and financial opportunities are becoming increasingly relevant at both national and international level. The importance of addressing the financial literacy of women and girls as a way to improve their financial empowerment, opportunities, and well-being has been acknowledged by the G20 Leader’s Declaration in June 2012, recognising the need for women and youth to gain access to financial services and financial education. Gender equality in economic and financial terms is at the core of an OECD horizontal project that culminated with the approval of the Recommendation of the Council on Gender Equality in Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship in May 2013. Under the Russian Trust Fund for Financial Literacy and Education, the OECD International Network on Financial Education (INFE) established in 2010 a dedicated workstream and expert subgroup to address the needs of women for financial education.