This is the era of gender equality. We need to accelerate public-private partnerships which can have a transformational impact for girls and women.

The Responsible Jewellery Council has established a range of approaches to promote and advance women empowerment with its members in this happy international women’s day.

Please remember to tune-in to our first webinar titled ‘Gender Equality in Action’ hosted in partnership with United Nations Global Compact. The webinar will feature inspiring case studies from Bulgari, LVMH, De Beers Group, Makal Jewellery ltd, Dimexon, Day’s Jewelers and The Fair Trade Jewelry Co.

The jewellery industry has a particularly strong case for supporting women’s empowerment as women drive demand for more than 90% of the world’s jewellery. The growing conscious consumer movement is demanding for more transparency of information and responsible sourcing is growing and gaining market share.

In this special edition for Happy International Women’s Day, we welcome a leading interview with the Executive Director of ISEAL Alliance, Karin Kreider. You will also find reports and tools to support you in your journey towards integrating SDG 5 into your strategy and operations.

Let’s drive change, champion gender equality and empower women.

Thank you for your continued support.

We are #GenerationEquality – together we can make a real difference.