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SG-HLP Framing Paper

In January 2016 the United Nations Secretary-General announced the establishment of a High-Level Panel of leaders from business, government, civil society and academia to lead the charge to close the...

Launching the I Am Parent...

Empower Women announce the launch of #IAmParent Campaign. The issue of unpaid maternal and paternity leave is a prominent one. This campaign will continue to raise awareness, while looking to the...

Have your say: UN...

On 21 January 2016, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the first-ever High-Level Panel (HLP) on Women’s Economic Empowerment. The HLP will provide thought leadership and mobilize concrete...

Win 1-on-1 coaching on...

How many times a week do you negotiate? Chances are, it is more often than you think, but not nearly as often as you could be. When we think of negotiation, a few common examples come to mind right...

Tajikistan learn from Turkeys...

Photo: Empower Women In view of the deep poverty levels in Tajikistan, male outbound migration and renewed mandate of the Tajik presidency for women’s economic empowerment, UN Women is...

The 2016 Cartier Award for...

Since 2006, the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards has supported over 100 women entrepreneurs worldwide. Each year, 18 finalists are selected, six of whom will become Laureates. Finalists get...

Women Economic Empowerment: a...

Over the years, I have observed several injustices perpetrated by men targeting powerless women. I always thought it primitive and barbaric for men to effect inhuman acts such as gender-based violence...

Start Tel Aviv 2016

Start Tel Aviv is a global competition held by The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tel Aviv Global that brings together startups from 30 different countries around the world to compete for the...

The Reality About Being a...

In Peru, if you are a woman and you have an official contract with your employer for at least six months, you have the right to maternity leave for a total of 98 days (yes, days!) of prenatal, natal...

The Internet Era: End of...

Technology has massive potential to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. On Saturday 7 May 2016, I was excited to attend the Mozilla Club Leadership Training Event, in...

Empower Women Newsletter - May...

May 2016 issue of the Empower Women monthly newsletter.

Space Dancer, a new profession...

Turkish Ayse Oren is a nationally and internationally awarded designer. She has won the Michael Jackson “Live Forever Monument” design competition – Off the Wall - People’s Choice – World first prize....

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