World Bank: Women Key to Economic Growth

Currently, barriers of law and custom stop many women from getting financing for business. Removing those barriers can help overcame the gender gap, and unleash economic growth. To learn more, go to: www.womensfinancehub.org RELATED Investing in Women Health - In countries where women have adequate access to reproductive health services -- such as family planning, skilled attendance at birth and emergency obstetric and neonatal care -- maternal and newborn deaths are rare. … [Read more...]

DHAKA, 30,000 ultra-poor women to become entrepreneurs!

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today celebrated the successful conclusion of the European Union (EU)-funded Food Security for the Ultra Poor (FSUP) project in a ceremony at Westin Hotel, Dhaka. The project, which began in January 2009 and concluded December 2012, supported 30,000 ultra-poor women to become entrepreneurs, raise their incomes and improve their own and their families’ food security. At the ceremony WFP Representative Christa Räder was joined by … [Read more...]

We-conomy is the future of our world, Invest in Women

The future of the world economy lies increasingly in female hands   “WHY can't a woman be more like a man?” mused Henry Higgins in “My Fair Lady”. Future generations might ask why a man can't be more like a woman. In rich countries, girls now do better at school than boys, more women are getting university degrees than men are and females are filling most new jobs. Arguably, women are now the most powerful engine of global growth. In 1950 only one-third of American women of working … [Read more...]

Global Update: Celebrate International Women's Day‏ – UN Foundation

    Global Update: Celebrate International Women's Day‏   March 8, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a global celebration of women's contributions to the world.   Since its founding more than a decade ago, the UN Foundation has identified addressing the needs and concerns of women and girls as one of the keys to solving the world’s most challenging problems. Empowerment is essential in the global drive to eliminate poverty, achieve social justice and stabilize … [Read more...]

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