- Last Updated on Sunday, 28 February 2010 11:37
The BFWG Theme for the next two programme years is "Financial Literacy in Education".
We are delighted to see that the Executive Summary to the Vorderman Report states at 2c 'Financial numeracy is important both for individuals and for the economy, and so should be addressed within the curriculum'
The Theme of the Mexico IFUW Meeting in August 2010 was “Education, Empowerment, Development” and we have chosen a theme decanted from the IFUW Programme for Action four pillars which- we hope-will engage, stimulate and challenge BFWG Members to study and discuss.
The workshop at the 2011 AGM produced the following suggestion from the third pillar (see Summer BFWG News) for the study theme as follows:
'Education for the realisations of the aspirations of women and girls through financial literacy and self belief '
The Management Team shortened it for impact, but it could be considered in the whole context
In developing the Programme for Action for the current triennium IFUW have been consulting on line with members in the areas of Education, Financial Independence and Empowerment of Women. It is already Beijing plus 15 , and as our International President reminds us we are challenged “to explore the international issues that will lead to the fulfilment of the Beijing Platform for Action global and local objectives for women and girls”. The Millennium Development Goals are more than ten years old now.
The BFWG theme will be used as the topic for the 2011 Westminster Seminar on 27 October in the House of Lords, and the Management Team would also like Local Associations to include some elements of the theme in their programme if possible over the next two years in preparation for the next IFUW Conference in Istanbul, August 16-21 2013.
In depth discussion and study is a strength of the Federation and could be an excellent recruitment tool.
It also makes interesting copy for BFWG News.