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Progress Of The World's Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights

Twenty years after the landmark Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, and at a time when the global community is defining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the post-2015 era, the global consensus on the need to achieve gender equality seems stronger than ever before. Empowering women and girls is among the goals aspired to by all, from grassroots organizations, trade unions...

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Posted on : 14/05/2015
Paula Kantor at the 2014 Livestock and Fish program review meeting

The tragic loss of Paul Kantor during a terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday 13 May have left many of her colleagues in the development world and friends with great sadness.

Paula who joined CIMMYT in February 2015 as a senior scientist (gender and development specialist), was leading CIMMYT’s ambitious new project to...

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Posted on : 14/05/2015
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Countless studies of start-up businesses in developed markets come to the same conclusion: more of these enterprises are launched by men than women. That’s a great pity – not just because the statistics are an affront to equality of opportunity, though they are, but also because there’s a growing body of research that suggests women make better entrepreneurs than men.

The latest study...

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Posted on : 12/05/2015
Posted on : 11/05/2015
ENERGIA Newsletter - May 2015

After a gap of several years, the International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy is issuing once again ENERGIA News. Find the latest edition here.

Posted on : 11/05/2015

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.

Read the full news on...

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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

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