Women's Empowerment

Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategies Should Be Holistic and Integrated

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“Empowerment of the world’s women is a global imperative,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told the audience at the World Economic Forum, in Davos a few weeks ago, as he announced the launch of the UN’s first high-level panel on women’s economic empowerment. This follows on more commitments around women’s advancement: Not only have more than 150 world leaders committed to achieve gender equality by 2030 through the Sustainable Development Goals, but more than

U.N. Sustainable Development Goals: Defending Women in Asia, Africa, and Latin America

by Kelly Eisenhardt
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Womankind Worldwide has helped more than 18 million women and their families across the globe over the last 26 years with issues of discrimination, poverty, and violence. The organization sees the newly passed U.N. Sustainable Development Goals as a path toward the future and as a way to engage all levels of government and civil society in the safety and empowerment of women and their families.

Why Investing in Women Pays Off

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By Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Capital Management

What do the studies demonstrating the value of having women in leadership positions mean for those of us in the field of impact investing? For starters, it is helpful data to concretely back up what many of us already know from our experience – women can be strong leaders, communicators, problem-solvers and staff managers who can help a company not only survive, but thrive.

STAR India Will Air 'Girl Rising' Documentary on Girls' Empowerment with Help of Bollywood Stars

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On Saturday, August 29, STAR India's flagship channel Star Plus will air Girl Rising, an acclaimed documentary from Academy Award nominee Richard E. Robbins that raises awareness of gender inequality and advocates for women's empowerment. The film is the centerpiece of the Girl Rising campaign, which promotes women's rights around the world, and this broadcast will be the first time the film has been shown in India.

Making the Business Case: Women’s Economic Empowerment

CSR Asia launches new business resource as part of the CSR Asia/Oxfam Inclusive Business Series.
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This new resource from CSR Asia provides a comprehensive toolkit for organisations looking to improve their gender diversity performance. It provides an overview of legislation and policy across Asia Pacific as well as a summary of guidelines to help companies report performance and advice on designing strategic community investment programmes aimed at empowering women.

Business Leadership for an Inclusive Economy: A Framework for Collaboration and Impact

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We are living in an era marked by substantial gains in human well-being but also rising income inequality and persistent jobless growth. Coupled with climate change, achieving inclusive prosperity for 9 billion people without exceeding planetary boundaries is the defining challenge of the 21st century.

Holland America Line Hosts Coast Guard Women's Leadership Initiative Luncheon on ms Nieuw Amsterdam at Port Everglades

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SEATTLE, April 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ — On Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Holland America Line hosted the Coast Guard Women’s Leadership Initiative Luncheon aboard ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

Women’s Empowerment Principles Stakeholders Call for New UN-Business Paradigm

Business, Government and Civil Society Leaders Support Scaling-Up for Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development; Actor and Advocate Geena Davis Highlights Importance of WEPs in Tackling Unconscious Bias
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Business, Government and Civil Society Leaders Support Scaling-Up for Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development; Actor and Advocate Geena Davis Highlights Importance of WEPs in Tackling Unconscious Bias

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Hillary Clinton and Business Leaders Call for Women’s Economic Empowerment and Rights

Largest Gathering of Private Sector at the UN Commission on the Status of Women Support Strategic Partnership to Deliver on Gender Equality
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NEW YORK, March 10, 2015, 3BL Media/ – At the 59th Commission on the Status of Women an unprecedented number of business leaders, UN Member States and civil society organizations gathered for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) event, Unlimited Potential: Business Partners for Gender Equality, to promote the business case for involving women at every level and the need for all stakeholders, including business, to be strategic partners for gender equality and sustainable developmen

Financial Inclusion in the Supply Chain: An Evaluation of the HERfinance Pilot in India

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Over a two-year period, BSR piloted HERfinance at 11 garment factories in India to test the hypothesis that the HERproject model would translate well to critical topics beyond health.

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