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Les femmes de l’Agriculture Familiale ont réclamé davantage de représentativité et de participation aux mécanismes de prises de décisions, lors d’une réunion tenue au cours de la Vè Conférence mondiale – Construisons le futur : Agriculture Familiale en septembre 2015 à Derio, Bizkaia. Les femmes des zones rurales des cinq...

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Posted on : 28/10/2015

The Gender Network invites you to a dialogue with Hon. Baleka Mbete Speaker of the South African Parliament “Gender is My Agender” Wednesday 23 rd September 2015 from 10:00 to 12:00

Sheikh Zayed Centre, FAO – V.le Terme di Caracalla


Posted on : 20/09/2015
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


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