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Empowering Women Refugees for Decent Work

Photo: Empower Women Refugees in Egypt, just like anywhere else, face a number of challenges in obtaining residency and the right to work and education. Women tend to bear these burdens the most. With several million refugees in Egypt—the majority coming from Sudan and Syria—integration into...
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Empower Women announces 75 new Global Champions for women's economic empowerment

Empower Women is pleased to announce 75 new Global Champions for Women’s Economic Empowerment. Their nominations come after a month long rally where over 600 applicants from all over the world advocated for women’s economic empowerment in several online and social media activities.  As part of...
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Tajikistan learn from Turkeys Women Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

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 implementing a project on “Empowering abandoned women from migrants’ families in Tajikistan” since 2014 with...
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Launching the I Am Parent Campaign

Photo credit: UNICEF/Naser Siddique. The issue of unpaid maternal and paternity leave concerns all of us in one way or another, whether you are a brother or sister, friend, daughter or son, parent, step-parent, grand-parent or the like. Most of us have had to step in to help out with a newborn or...
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Empower Women joined #SheMeansBusiness campaign

Photo: Facebook/ SheMeansBusiness campaign On 8 March 2016, UN Women’s Empower Women joined Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness campaign. When women succeed, we all win. When women do better, economies do better. That is why Facebook is celebrating women who have built and run businesses and...
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­Redesigned & Rebranded!­­

“It is not the strongest that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change.” - Charles Darwin During a normal networking event, inside a PwC office in New York, a few dozen women in various technology fields came together to connect, find mentors and experience camaraderie...
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Champions in Action- #ExtraordinaryOrdinaryPeople

Being a global champion has given me the privilege of getting to know amazing women around the world and how they are impacting their own communities. I am awed at the stories of these Champions; how they changed their environment because they could not look away at a social problem. Stepping...
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Freedom of movement and women’s economic empowerment

In many parts of the world, women are unable to move freely. Freedom of movement is not only a human right―emphasized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (article 13)―but is also an economic imperative. When countries impose legal restrictions on women’s ability to move freely, do not...
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