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As part of a #Beijing20 campaign that runs throughout May 2015, inspiring journalists and media leaders tell UN Women their thoughts about the state of women in media today, what changes they want to see for women, and share their personal experiences in the newsroom.

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Posted on : 06/05/2015
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"En 1970, l'Afrique fournissait 30% des exportations mondiales de café… Aujourd'hui, à peine 10% pour faire vivre 50 millions de petits planteurs". Ces mots à l'entrée du stand de Café Africa au Festicoffee 2015, qui s'est tenu à Yaoundé du 23 au 25 avril, organisé par le Conseil interprofessionnel du cacao et du café (CICC), en disent long des défis qui se présentent à l'ensemble de...

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Posted on : 06/05/2015
RE-Thinking The Role Of Climate Technology For Women’s Empowerment

In achieving its unique mandate to accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development, UNIDO recognizes access to sustainable energy for productive uses as a key catalyst for inclusive and sustainable economic development. In particular, UNIDO focuses on the role of women as agents in promoting and using climate technologies and renewable energy solutions – recognizing that women can...

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Posted on : 05/05/2015

This success story written by Wouedjie Alice-Norra, a lawyer who works at the Cameroon youth Initiative for Rural Development, CAMYIRD, is part of the "Young women and Youth's Gender Perspectives in Agricultural Development" series that spotlight young...

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Posted on : 30/04/2015
In this issue EmpowerWomen.org highlights the remarkable celebrations of the International Women's Day and the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action during the 59th Commission on the Status of Women. It also dedicates some of the content of this newsletter to the links between health and women's economic empowerment. It shares an inspiring story of a woman...
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Posted on : 28/04/2015
In recent years, the number of mentoring programs for women entrepreneurs has increased worldwide. The MIF’s Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEempower) initiative and NEXSO want to identify the most innovative mentoring programs for women entrepreneurs that have the best, most effective results, and...
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Posted on : 20/04/2015

This month, ITC’s Trade and Environment Programme (TEP) in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) launched a two-year project to facilitate and consolidate the development of Madagascar’s raffia value chain for luxury international handicraft and fashion industries. The objective of this initiative is to...

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Posted on : 20/04/2015

* By Nancy Lee, General Manager, Multilateral Investment Fund

Empowering rural women as farmers, entrepreneurs, and leaders throughout the agricultural value chain is a topic with exceptional importance for agricultural productivity, fighting poverty and food security.

Earlier this month, we at the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-...

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Posted on : 17/04/2015

Using the 2009 round of the Ethiopian Rural Household Survey, this paper examines the medium-term impact of the land registration on investment behavior by households, particularly the adoption of soil conservation techniques and tree planting. It investigates whether men’s and women’s knowledge of their property rights under the land registration (as measured by answers to a list of questions...

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Posted on : 14/04/2015

This success story written by Afrina Choudhury, Gender Specialist at the WorldFish, is part of the "Young women and Youth's Gender Perspectives in Agricultural Development" series that spotlight young professionals' experiences for women's empowerment in...

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Posted on : 02/04/2015

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