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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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2015-2016 Champions in Action: Updates from United Kingdom, United States and Italy

The Empower Women Team is proud the feature the actions of three of our amazing Champions:   Charlene Laidley: Charlene is passionate about the development and empowerment of women. She sees the strategic role of EmpowerWomen.org coupled with grassroots leadership as a major opportunity to...
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Empower Women Celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Empower Women team in Cairo continued the celebrations of the first ever International Day of Women and Girls in Science by organizing a workshop about 3D printing and its economic empowerment potentials. Recognizing women and girls’ rights and potentials in Science, Technology, Engineering,...
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