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As we prepare to celebrate ...

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Posted on : 07/03/2015

Do you want to learn how to navigate difficult conversations and optimize your chance of a successful and productive outcome with those you lead? Do you aspire to learn a range of leadership styles that allow you flex into success with a diverse array of colleagues? Do you need to practice intentional self-care in order to better serve those you lead? If you responded...

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Posted on : 05/03/2015

Pathways aims at transforming socio-cultural norms that create inequalities, impacting gender relations at the household and community levels.

They'd like to share their successes in engaging men and traditional leaders in enhancing women's access and land ownership. A key objective of their work is creating an enabling environment for women's empowerment- apparent in a story on the ...

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Posted on : 03/03/2015

SPRING gives entrepreneurs tailored support to grow businesses, overcome barriers, and empower adolescent girls. The accelerator includes 9 months of intensive mentorship, prototyping, and networking with leading local and global advisers and investors. Eligible entrepreneurs may submit applications until 16 March 2015 to:

  • Get the funding needed to grow their business
  • ...
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Posted on : 26/02/2015

UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality is pleased to announce its third call for proposals. This year the Fund welcomes submissions from women-led civil society organizations with innovative, high-impact, and multi-stakeholder women’s rights and gender equality programmes that help jumpstart progress towards the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

The Fund will grant applications in the areas...

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Posted on : 26/02/2015
Interview to Lagarde with the Huffinton Post

 

Leveling the legal playing field for women holds real promise for the world -- in both human and economic terms. Unfortunately, that promise remains largely ignored and its potential untapped. In too many countries, too many legal restrictions conspire against women to be economically active to work.

What can be done to remove these barriers? A ...

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Posted on : 24/02/2015

This Staff Discussion Note examines the effect of gender-based legal restrictions and other policy choices and demographic characteristics on female labor force participation. Drawing on a large and novel panel data set of gender-related legal restrictions, the study finds that restrictions on women’s rights to inheritance and property, as well as legal impediments to undertaking economic...

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Posted on : 24/02/2015

Paramount Chief Kyungu of Malawi, an influential cultural leader; Ron Archer, a renowned transformative leadership coach from the United States of America; and Gilberto Macuacua, a media personality in Mozambique, who is also a member of the UN Women Regional Civil Society Group (RCSAG), have signed on as male supporters of UN Women’s HeForShe...

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Posted on : 19/02/2015
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GrOW Call for proposals: Effects of patterns of growth on women’s economic empowerment

In partnership with the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DfID) and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the International Development Research Centre is pleased to announce a call for research proposals concerning the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW)...

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Posted on : 17/02/2015
Seed Awards 2015 - Call For Applications

Is your enterprise in a start-up phase and does it integrate social and environmental benefits, solving pressing local issues? Is it women-led? Do you need support to help to establish and grow your enterprise? If these questions apply to you, you will be pleased to hear that SEED has opened the Call for Applications for the 2015 SEED Awards.

SEED welcomes innovative...

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Posted on : 17/02/2015

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