Moving from individual to collective change for women’s participation in Lebanon, Jordan and Kurdistan Region of Iraq

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With women making up only 19% of parliament in the Middle East and North Africa region, understanding the factors preventing women from taking part in decision-making processes is vital. Here, Julie Diallo introduces a research report and summary animation that outlines key areas for change. “Thanks to the Lana project, now I can go on my own to Zarqa, but …

A discussion on how to raise working women's voices, Mexico.

Strengthening and making Mexico’s working women’s political voices heard

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The 13th AWID International Forum takes place this week. Jana introduces us to why Oxfam Mexico and the National Coordination of Human Rights Defenders of Women’s Labor Rights(Mexico) will be present. xfam Mexico and the National Coordination of Human Rights Defenders of Women’s Labour Rights will be present at the 13th AWID International Forum. This group was created in 2013 …

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Women’s economic empowerment and cash transfer programming

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Cash Transfer Programmes (CTP) are increasingly becoming more popular in relief response, but how can they help women’s economic empowerment? Rose Smith from The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) gives us her input. oth women’s rights and Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) have been subject to increased debate and interest over recent years. Women’s rights and gender equality have progressed to become …

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Why we can’t talk about one without the other: Sexual and reproductive rights and women’s economic empowerment

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So far in our Her Series we’ve touched on various issues from the effects of unpaid care to gender equality and global institutions. Now, Preethi Sundaram from International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), shares with us her thoughts on the links between sexual and reproductive rights and women’s economic empowerment. he sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and …

As things stand, women’s economic empowerment is unlikely to be achieved

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Today the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) launches a new report on women’s economic empowerment. As part of our Her Series one of its authors, Abigail Hunt, shares with us her thoughts on the challenges women face and the enablers we should be focusing on. et’s start with some good news. The convening of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel …

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Women’s economic empowerment: Balancing rights with responsibilities

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How should we balance the rights and responsibilities for women’s economic empowerment? Elizabeth Fraser from the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women takes us through her views. It is a triumph of gender activism that women’s economic empowerment has won increasing recognition as an issue of human rights. As more and more women join the ranks of entrepreneurship, they are poised to …

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Morocco’s strawberry pickers and women’s economic empowerment

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Nearing the end of this month’s Her Series, Even It Up campaigner Sian Jones explains how the experiences of women workers in Morocco show why the High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment must focus on the issues that can really impact economic outcomes and leadership for women globally, including extreme inequality. he agriculture sector plays a significant role in …

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Let’s take a bigger leap for women with disabilities and economic empowerment

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In this latest addition to her our Her Series, we look at the barriers women with disabilities face. Hannah Loryman from CBM sheds light on just some of them.  he High-level panel’s aim to put Women’s Economic Empowerment at the top of the International Agenda is hugely positive. As the Secretary General put it, the Sustainable Development Goals will only …

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For women’s economic empowerment we need more caring men

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In this latest instalment to our Her Series, we take a look at the part men can play in unpaid care.  Nina Ford from Promundo-US, shares with us her views. hile women are participating in the global labour market at higher rates than ever before, they continue to take on two to ten times more unpaid care work than men …

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High Level Panel must support women’s collective action as key to realising women’s economic rights

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The UN High Level Panel for Women’s Economic Empowerment is seen as an important step in gender equality. But how can it ensure it supports women effectively? Rachel Noble from Action Aid shares with us her views. he fight for gender equality and women’s rights has been playing out over centuries. The significant progress that has been made in many …