Gender Equality: Celebrating a Slow Progress

The report’s Gender Gap Index ranks countries according to their gender gaps, and their scores can be interpreted as the percentage of the inequality between women and men that has been closed. Information about gender imbalances to the advantage of women is explicitly prevented from affecting the score. The Global Gender Gap Report, introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, provides a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities around the world. The … [Read more...]

How to Make Positive Thinking Effective – Take Action!

7 Things You Should Do to Make Positive Thinking Effective Dana Saviuc, Guest Author Yesterday I wrote a post on "Why Positive Thinking Won’t Guarantee You Positive Results" and just like I promised, today I will go deeper into the topic and talk about the 7 things you should do to make positive thinking effective. 1. Ownership ~ Whenever we get angry or irritated because of something people say or do to us it is so because we project our own shadows and our own darkness on to … [Read more...]

“Development Advocate” is out, 12 compelling stories

MEMBER OF A LOCAL WOMEN’S COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION IN PAKISTAN, ONE OF MORE THAN 1,000 SUCH ORGANIZATIONS AIDED BY UNDP’S REFUGEE AFFECTED AND HOSTING AREAS PROGRAMME “As in last year’s issue, these stories highlight UNDP’s critical work on poverty reduction, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and the environment and sustainable development,” said UNDP head Helen Clark in a letter to readers. “They remind us that people are and always will be the centre of UNDP’s work.” … [Read more...]

Investing in Women Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders is Smart Economics

Phnom Penh (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – “Investing in women’s entrepreneurial leadership, and the empowerment of women, is smart economics - which is why women’s empowerment is one of the most important development priorities for the countries of Asia and the Pacific,” said Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), addressing senior Cambodian … [Read more...]

Women’s Economic Opportunity Index 2012

The Economist Intelligence Unit helps business leaders prepare for opportunity, empowering them to act with confidence when making strategic decisions. Success when operating internationally means understanding how tomorrow will differ from today. From such insight comes opportunity. Our forecasting and advisory services have informed entrepreneurs, financiers and government figures around the world since 1946. Our coherent and impartial assessment of the future can be depended on to … [Read more...]

Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on ‘Enabling rural women’s economic empowerment’

Expert group meeting Enabling rural women's economic empowerment: institutions, opportunities and participation Accra, Ghana, 20-23 September 2011 Introduction In accordance with its multi-year programme of work for 2010-2014, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will consider ‘The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges' as its priority theme during its fifty-sixth session in 2012. In order … [Read more...]

World's Women at the centre of achieving the MDGs

        World's Women at the centre of achieving the MDGs   SEPTEMBER 2010 | NEW YORK Organizer: UNIFEM Event dates: 20 September 2010 Venue: Conference room 7 NLB Link to organizer's web site The presentations and discussion will draw upon five recommendations presented at the MDG3 conference on 25 March 2010 in Copenhagen on how to accelerate the achievement of the MDGs. These are summarized as: Economic empowerment of women as a rights' issue and as smart economics Expansion of … [Read more...]

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