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Discover free training and learning materials and tools for building professional and business skills for women’s economic empowerment

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Find out about how gender-responsive businesses, collective and institutions create economic opportunities for women and contribute to gender equality.

A message from UN Women’s Executive Director

As the Executive Director of UN Women, I will push for women’s economic empowerment alongside other priorities, because this is essential to ending poverty and advancing gender equality. Women have a right to equal opportunities and equal access to resources and training. This is why I am so proud of our new online partnership platform to advance the economic empowerment of women. When women are empowered, the benefits ripple outwards and bring benefits to many others. I encourage everyone to join us at and be part of this exciting initiative.

Featured Tools and Resources

Girls in STEM and ICT Careers: The Path toward Gender Equality 

ICTs shape our world. But even though ICTs touch almost every aspect of modern life, girls are steering clear of careers in science and technology at a time when their talent and perspectives might serve as a foundation for IT innovation and improved quality of life for billions of people. This paper takes a look at a crisis that is brewing worldwide, and offers a number of recommendations for getting girls interested in STEM. Read more.

Marking progress against child labour. Global estimates and trends 2000-2012 

This ILO report provides an overview of the main achievements, challenges and progresses in relation to child labour. It also depicts the global trends in child labour for the period 2000-2012. The report is also available in Spanish, French and Portuguese. Read more.


Applications open for Women in Business Mentoring Programme

The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women selects and matches women entrepreneurs and mentors from around the world to join their prestigious year-long mentoring programme. Check your eligibility and apply now. Deadline for submission is 30 September 2014. Learn more

Nominations open for WEPs CEO Leadership Award

The Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are accepting nominations for the 2015 WEP’s CEO Leadership Award, which recognizes business leaders for their exceptional championship of gender equality and support for the 7 Women's Empowerment Principles. Deadline for submission is 14 November 2014. Learn more.


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