Economics, empowerment are crucial, Puri says

04/30/2013 | InterDependent, The

Economics and empowerment play crucial roles in making women's lives better, says Lakshmi Puri, acting head of UN Women. "We are deeply convinced, and evidence has shown, that where women have economic autonomy, where they are empowered, they are better able to resist violence, to leave situations where they are condemned to violent relationships," she says in this interview.

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