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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 www.empowerwomen.org and be part of this exciting initiative.
Knowledge Gateway member Bernice Dapaah gets United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to ride her bamboo bikesLast month we interviewed Bernice Dapaah, Executive Director of the Ghana Bamboo bikes initiative on the Knowledge Gateway. With the Knowledge Gateway community she shared the story of her enterprise and gave some useful business tips about enterprise management and development.
Now she has been able to get the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and the UNFCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres to try out one of her bamboo bikes at the UN climate conference in Warsaw, Poland.
At the conference Bernice and her team were recognized for their work and efforts to deliver sustainable, non-polluting and affordable forms of transportation that is adapted to local needs, while also improving the lives of many rural Ghanaians, particularly women and youth
More information and coverage on Ghana Bamboo Bikes you can find here:
Have an innovative business idea, but are looking for the right tools to get your enterprise going and grow? Apply for an 8 week Social entrepreneurship program in Stockholm, Sweden to build your business capacity. This accelerator programme will help you take your business idea to the next level by providing you with an opportunity to participate in seminars, workshops, mentorship as well as individual and group coaching sessions. Topics to be covered during the programme include business planning, business modelling, communication strategies, funding strategies, financial management, team building and leadership skills as well as social impact metrics. Application deadline: 9 December 2013. Read more.
The Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), in collaboration with the online journal New Agriculturist, has launched a call for articles for the next edition on “Gender Equity in Agricultural Research: Women in Research and Research for Women". The overall objective of the New Agriculturalist is to help share your stories about how agricultural knowledge and innovation are helping to address major development challenges and make a real difference in the lives of the poor. This is a great opportunity to showcase your story or projects from your country and make it known internationally. The articles (750-850 words) must be received by the 16 December 2013. Read more.
This is a summary of the Corporate Women Directors International (CWDI) 2013 report “Women Board Directors of Top Retail and Consumer Product Companies Globally” prepared by the Knowledge Gateway Team. The report makes the “business case” for gender equality in the workplace and for women’s access to corporate leadership by highlighting women’s aggregate economic power as breadwinners, consumers, workers and entrepreneurs. The report is based on a review and analysis of corporate female leadership in retail and consumer product companies in 26 countries, provides a list of top performers and gives valuable insights on what factors accelerate women’s access to board appointments. Read More.
The Environment and Gender Index (EGI), developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), is an unprecedented tool to monitor gender equality and women’s empowerment in the environmental arena. The tool was successfully launched at the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19). The Index ranks 72 countries on how they translate gender and environment mandates into national policy and planning. The pilot report reveals Iceland, Netherlands and Norway as the strongest performers and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yemen and Mauritania as the weakest. Read More.
Take great pictures? Are you social media savvy?
We're looking for you to wow us with your photography skills. Snap it and tag it #empwomen and #GivingTuesday with a caption and share it on Facebook and/or Twitter.
How does it work?
Snap and tag photos illustrating women’s economic empowerment. Tweet them or Post them on Facebook with the hashtags #empwomen and #GivingTuesday and a short caption explaining why/how the woman or group of women in your photo represent economically empowered women.
What will you gain?
The top 3 winning images will be featured on the Knowledge Gateway as well as across our various social media channels. Please note that photos submitted for the contest could be used on the Knowledge Gateway for future advocacy purposes. Please refer to the
EMPOWER Her photo contest Guidelines.
Deadline for submission
Entries for the contest will be accepted until 17 December 2013.
We look forward to your participation in this photo contest!
The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation’s 2014 Women, Business and the Law report analyzes laws and regulations affecting women’s capacity to get jobs and start businesses across 143 economies. Read more
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