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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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Philippines is Asia’s best performer in closing gender gap, ranks 5th in the world

The Philippines is Asia’s best performing country in closing gender disparity this year, according to the 2013 Global Gender Gap Report. Previously in eighth position, the Philippines has climbed to fifth spot besting other Asian and non-Asian countries. Iceland remains … Continue reading

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Nepalese women garner volume sales at handicraft expo

Pooling their efforts to stage the biggest ever and the best handicraft product exposition, women in micro and small enterprises in Nepal recently held a five-day trade event to cap a year-long series of activities. In 2012, women in Nepal … Continue reading

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Bangladeshi women achievers picked for international leadership program

Beyond the confines of their businesses, some women in Bangladesh have pursued the opportunity to extend their reach and scope of influence on their communities, with the view to contributing to social transformation. From individual businesswomen to social entrepreneurs, they … Continue reading

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Product design clinics level up capacity of women’s enterprises for market competitiveness

In a highly competitive marketplace, product brand identity creates an edge over other products. In many cases, the identity results from an innovative process that brings out the commercial appeal of the product to buyers. Concept, eco-friendly material, craftsmanship, price … Continue reading

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