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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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Bangladeshi women rediscover market opportunities for business sustainability

Regional cooperation through business exchange and sharing of economic benefits has surged in some parts of the world, particularly in South Asia. This has deepened the spirit of cooperation and interdependence among players in filling consumer needs where supply is … Continue reading

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Nepalese women in MSMEs sharpen business tools for innovation and leadership

To manage risks and enhance quality business decision-making. Nepalese women who are engaged in micro, small and medium enterprises recently participated in a series of training programs designed to prepare them for greater challenges in the field of business. Co-organized … Continue reading

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Opening window of business opportunities for rural women though e-commerce

Thousands of women in rural communities in the Philippines have already gained access to opportunities in the global marketplace through the Internet, after having participated in the WINNER seminars-workshops on Internet e-commerce, international trade practices and enterprise management.  These women … Continue reading

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Innovating knowledge and practice through women’s empowerment in rural communities

The relationship among decentralization reforms, local development processes and women’s empowerment is the core theme of Universitas Forum, a publication of Knowledge, Innovations, Policies and Territorial Practices for the UN Millennium Platform (KIP). The publication highlights case studies from the … Continue reading

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