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Are you valuing the unpaid care work around you? – by Suchi Gaur

I vividly remember an uncle of mine telling me how his wife does nothing, while he brings the bread to the house. He was implying that the daily chores had no value to add to his smooth-functioning existence. And this was a young, educated man, raised in a city. My heart waits to see a house in a village in India where the man helps a woman in the kitchen. That my dear friends, would be the starting point of change. Read more

Funds for women advocates to attend the United Nations Convention on Climate Change

Would you like to influence world leaders to agree and take steps towards climate change that respect and advance gender equality and women’s economic empowerment? Deadline for applications is 18 August 2015. Apply

World Export Development Forum

Policymakers, trade support institutions and businesses are invited to meet in Doha in October 2015 to fast track the potential of small and medium-sized enterprises, women and youth. Registrations are open. Apply

Mentoring programme for making-a-difference women

If you are a woman who works in charities and social enterprises around the world making a difference to other women and girls, you may be interested in applying for the Aspire Foundation mentoring program. Deadline for application is 31 August 2015. Apply

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


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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