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6th India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Women’s Forum Meeting Held; Chaired by Smriti Zubin Irani 

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Sixth India-Brazil-South Africa Women’s Forum meeting heldThe 6th India-Brazil-South Africa(IBSA) Women’s Forum meeting was virtually held on 16th March 2021. The meeting was chaired by Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India.

Key People:

Damares Alves, Minister for Women, Family and Human Rights of the Federative, Republic of Brazil and Maite Nkoana- Mashabane Minister for Women, Youth and People with Disabilities of the Republic of South Africa participated in the 6th IBSA Women Forum meeting over a virtual platform.

Highlights of the meeting:

i.India, Brazil and South Africa shared their best practices & reiterated commitment towards enhancing mutual cooperation in bridging gender gaps.

ii.The forum discussed the vital issues that contribute to the transformation of women’s lives by highlighting initiatives, policies and best practices for a gender-inclusive economy for transformation and elimination of discrimination based on gender.

iii.The IBSA’s vision to ensure improving the status and condition of women by addressing the structural and institutional barriers and to strengthen gender mainstreaming was resolved during the meeting.

iv.A joint declaration highlighting the shared IBSA goals and commitments towards achieving gender equality in all the spheres of life.

Additional info:

All three countries are developing pluralistic, multicultural, multi-ethnic, multilingual and multi-religious nations.

About IBSA Women’s Forum:

The IBSA Women’s Forum was established in 2007.


  • to enable the voices of women in IBSA to be heard
  • to ensure more focussed attention on women’s issues and empowerment.

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About IBSA Forum:

IBSA was established in 2003.
The IBSA fund was established in 2004 and became operational in 2006.