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Supporting Yemen's businesswomen - By Farha

We heard of terrible situations experienced by Yemeni businesswomen, and we tried to give these women a voice. Yemeni women told of their long waits in queues outside commercial banks to withdraw their dollar savings, and being refused. They were only offered depreciating Yemeni currency, whereas men in the same queues left the bank with swags of dollars in hand. Read more


Expression of Interest for promotional products

UN Women is looking for a range of customizable promotional products to support its advocacy and campaign activities. If you are a sustainable and socially responsible vendor, you must demonstrate your interest by 10 August 2015, 12 pm EDT. Apply

Vacancy: Gender+Technology 

UN Women is hiring a young professional to support its work on gender and technology. The position is based in New York, USA. Eligible candidates from select countries are encouraged to submit an application by 5 August 2015. Apply


2015 Gender Equality and Mainstreaming in Technology Awards

UN Women and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) announce the launch of the 2015 GEM-TECH Awards. Nominations of civil society, government, international organizations and private sector stakeholders are open until 31 July 2015. Read more 


2016 Women's Empowerment Principles CEO Leadership Awards

Prestigious awards that recognize business leaders for their exceptional championship of gender equality and innovative concrete actions taken to advance the 7 Women's Empowerment Principles. Nominations are open until 30 October 2015. Read more

Featured Resources

Mobile payments: How digital finance is transforming agriculture 

This study explores the state of digital and mobile payments in agriculture through three case studies in Africa. It draws lessons learned and opportunities from the use of smart money in Uganda, mobile agri-services in Zambia, and mobile rice finance in Ghana. Read more


Empowering women, uncovering financial inclusion barriers

It has become clear that to end poverty and empower women, it's required far more than access to affordable credit. People living in poverty also need access to savings accounts, cashless payment systems, and insurance. And quality financial services are indispensable. Read more


Running out of time, the reduction of women's work burden in agricultural production

A new research paper from FAO discusses rural women's time poverty in agriculture, elaborates on its possible causes and implications and provides insight into the various types of constraints that affect the adoption of solutions for reducing women's work burden. Read more
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