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Global Summit of Women 2016 – building an inclusive economy in the Digital Age

Around 1,000 women leaders in business and government from every corner of the world are expected to join the Global Summit of Women to be held on 9 – 11 June 2016 at Warsaw, Poland. With the theme, “Women – … Continue reading

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Women learning from woman on bamboocraft techniques

As resilient as the native material she uses to create fine handicrafts Moring Aberion, owner of a small enterprise that bears her name, never limits her reach for markets and partners. In fact, she challenges the limits of her capacity … Continue reading

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A Woman’s homebusiness – Working at home, connecting to markets abroad

Women are a driving force in national economic development and their share in the labor force and the business sector continues to rise. They are involved in enterprises at all levels as managers and owners, and have made an important … Continue reading

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Natural, organic farming practices engage community enterprises

A community-based people’s initiative to promote the use of environment-friendly technology and innovative ways of caring for and conserving the resources in the environment has caught the imagination of micro and small-scale enterprises in the southern Tagalog region (Luzon) of … Continue reading

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Nepalese woman wins business prize, wows market at international fair

One of the top business awards given by Nepal’s business community went to a woman entrepreneur who dreamt of becoming an employee but ended up as an employer instead. Sharada Rijal, who owns and runs her company called Milan Garments, … Continue reading

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A woman-led Philippine company pioneers in Asia-Africa technology cooperation

A shipbuilding project in Ghana, West Africa, involving a woman-led Philippine company, has been implemented with the training of Ghanaians at a shipyard facility in General Santos City, Mindanao in Southern Philippines. A first-ever interregional technical and economic cooperation, the … Continue reading

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A success story: skills training brings hope, self-worth to women in rural communities

Busy with cross-stitch work, a group of mothers in their early twenties to late thirties engage in hush-hush talk about problems of family life and how they are coping with it. In the background, cries of babies being given nutrition … Continue reading

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Local government units support women’s economic empowerment, small business start-ups

The participation of local government in the economic empowerment of women, particularly in developing their capacity to engage in livelihood activities, is an important factor in building sustainable and transformative communities. Women have embraced the triple bottomline concept in nurturing … Continue reading

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Information communication technology keeps women in micro, small enterprises engaged in markets

A number of women in micro and small enterprises from selected developing countries across Asia have realized life-changing results from their involvement in the economic empowerment global project of Unifem (now UN Women). The project has provided training courses on … Continue reading

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Filipino women bat for sustainable agriculture through research and development

Women in farming communities and leaders from various sectors of Philippine society recently joined an open dialogue on the role of women and their contribution in agriculture.  Theme of exchange of ideas and experiences was “Women in Rice Farming”. The … Continue reading

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