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Knowledge Library

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Knowledge Network

Connect with leaders, experts, peers to explore partnerships and joint ventures on women’s economic empowerment

Knowledge Circles

Knowledge Circle

Join, contribute and interact with other members to learn, exchange ideas and innovate on women's economic empowerment

Learning Center

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

Business Hub

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

An engaging and enjoyable learning experience – By Annie Weaver

A native English speaker met a group of 30 eager language students in Egypt. Instead of facilitating an ordinary English class, she watched the conversation turning into a productive cultural dialogue. Something that she felt was lacking in Egypt following the Arab Spring. At the end of every class her feeling is of engagement and joy as if she was contributing to something bigger. Read more

Nomination: WEPs CEO Leadership Awards
Nominations to the 2016 Women's Empowerment Principles CEO Leadership Awards are now open until 27 November 2015. The Awards recognize business leaders for their exceptional championship of gender equality and support for the Women's Empowerment Principles. If you haven't yet, this is your chance to nominate your CEO for the 2016 Awards. Nominate
Scholarship: Postgraduate degree in Cambridge
Scholarships are available to citizens of all countries outside the United Kingdom who wants to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Cambridge starting in October 2016. The selection criteria include academic excellence, leadership potential, commitment to improving the lives of others and a good academic fit with Cambridge. Submit your application by 2 December 2015. Apply
Training: Emerging leaders of the Arab region
The World Youth Alliance Middle East offers a training programme to direct the energy and potential of youth from Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates towards building free, just, and democratic societies. If you are a national of one of these countries, between the age of 15 and 29 and want to participate, submit your application by 1 December 2015. Apply
Featured Resources

Women, business and the law: Getting to equal

A new World Bank's report reveals the magnitude of the challenges that the world still faces in the quest for gender equality. While governments work progressively to provide equality of opportunity for women, there are still laws that differentiate women and men in ways that affect women's economic prospects. Read more

Monitoring progress towards full empowerment of women and girls by 2030

As a result of a wide-range consultation, a new UN Women position paper proposes indicators to effectively monitoring gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as nations agree on a new set of goals to achieve sustainable development by 2030. An important step to ensure that women and girls are equally benefiting from sustainable development. Read more

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