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Supporting Yemen’s Businesswomen

Situation of Yemeni women

I grew up in a historic district of Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, which for decades has been home to a large community of Yemeni traders. I taught English to the young son of our Yemeni neighbours. His mother would bake traditional breads for us as a way of thanking us since she could not afford to send her son to school. We called her simply Umm...

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Posted on : 29/07/2015
Supporting Sinai Bedouin Women through Agriculture and Handicrafts

This success story written by Yasmeen Atta, founder of  the Youth Sinai Foundation for Development and Human Rights and the Youth Sinai Development Company, 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 agricultural development. From research to private sector, mass...

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Posted on : 29/07/2015
The 2015 Female Entrepreneurship Index

GEDI’s women’s entrepreneurship index – the Female Entrepreneurship Index – measures the development of high potential female entrepreneurship worldwide. Defined as “innovative, market expanding, and export oriented,” this gender specific Index utilizes GEDI’s unique framework, methodology, and global approach in order to capture the multi-dimensional aspects of entrepreneurial development....

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Posted on : 27/07/2015
Translating research on livestock feeding into solutions for farmers in Kenya

Margaret Syomiti thinks of herself as an animal welfare activist who inherited her love for livestock from her grandmother. “My grandmother was my first mentor as she lovingly tended to and protected her livestock from predators, hunger and thirst,” she beams. “Through support from USAID and AWARD, I developed practical solutions for thousands of farmers in Kenya by generating practical...

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Posted on : 20/07/2015
2016 WEPs CEO Leadership Awards

Nominations are now open for the prestigious 2016 WEPs CEO Leadership Awards, which recognize business leaders for their exceptional championship of gender equality and support for the Women's Empowerment Principles.

The Awards salute concrete...

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Posted on : 29/06/2015
AltroPaesaggio - Empowering Gypsy Women through Urban Agriculture

This success story written by Luisa Cartesio, coordinator of the project "Orticulturom" within the association AltroPaesaggio, is part of the "Young women and Youth's Gender Perspectives in Agricultural Development" series that...

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Posted on : 26/06/2015
Empowering women: uncovering financial inclusion barriers

"Microfinance plays a significant role in providing sustainable livelihoods to disadvantaged groups all over the world. The provision of loans, savings and payment products for the underserved and unbanked populations is critical to promoting inclusive finance. Research shows that over 70% of beneficiaries of the financial inclusion agenda are women. The gender impact of microfinance is...

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Posted on : 24/06/2015
The 2015 Entrepreneur Of The Year

The Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® competition, which aims to honour, benefit and uplift South African SMEs, is now open for entries. This annual competition celebrates excellence in South African entrepreneurship and serves as an inspiration to others to succeed in the world of business.

But Entrepreneur of the Year® is not just about the competition. It is more...

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Posted on : 12/06/2015
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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