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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
2015 WEPs Annual Event - Unlimited Potential: Business Partners For Gender Equality

This year a number of global milestones – the twentieth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action (PfA), and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – provide a unique opportunity to ensure that the business community is a key partner in achieving gender equality.

Held as part of the official CSW59/Beijing+20 programme, the 2015 Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Annual Event...

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Posted on : 16/02/2015
Diana Brandes

People are not generally open to change and ideas that contradict what they already believe. Under certain conditions, they actively avoid such information while at the same time seeking information that bolsters their original beliefs.

Research organizations and the people that work for them are not immune from this. Many who spent their careers in research or international...

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Posted on : 13/02/2015
Hands, by Vjeran Lisjak.

This BRIDGE Cutting Edge Overview Report and In Brief makes the case for a new, gender-aware understanding of food security, arguing that partial, apolitical and gender-blind diagnoses of the problem of food and nutrition insecurity is leading to insufficient policy responses and the failure to realise the right to food for all people. Showcasing effective and promising existing strategies,...

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Posted on : 11/02/2015

Wikigender is running a new online discussion in partnership with @Empower_Women, @AWID, @WorldPulse and @guardian on the following topic: “Advancing women’s rights through social media: which strategies?”

We encourage EmpowerWomen.org members and friends to join the discussion on which are the most efficient strategies to make women’s voices heard in the post-2015 agenda using...

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Posted on : 10/02/2015
Woman carrying traditional water pots for sale in Niger-  Creating new options for household  income. More livestock enterprises mean more  opportunities for women (photo: ILRI/Stevie Mann).

Led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), a study was carried out to evaluate the impacts of microcredit and value chain intervention projects for livestock on women’s empowerment.

Using the Women Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) and adapting it for measuring empowerment for women and men in both economic and rights...

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Posted on : 26/01/2015

By Enricka Julien, public relations liaison, from Trinidad and Tobago.

I have always been passionate about agriculture and all the activities linked to this industry, which I believe came from growing up in the countryside, particularly during a time when Caroni (1975) Limited –a famous company in Trinidad and...

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Posted on : 22/01/2015

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