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The destructive effects of conflict on women and girls

Source: UN Women

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Call to action: Gender equality for a sustainable future!

Call to action signed by women heads of state and governments at Rio+20  At a high-level event at the Rio+20 Conference in June 2012, women Heads of State and Government signed a Call to Action with concrete policy recommendations on … Continue reading

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Gender equality ranking – clear winners and losers?

The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap report measures gender inequality in various nations by focusing on the gaps between men and women in the economic, political, educational and health spheres. Four critical areas of gender inequality are considered, which … Continue reading

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Empowering women by microfinance!?

Against the background of an increasing feminization of poverty in the developing world, microfinance programs represent important means for promoting women’s empowerment. However, most of these programs are only focussed on individual and purely economic empowerment but do not involve … Continue reading

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G20 Seoul Summit: Neglecting Gender ?

Civil society organizations and labour unions from around the world say they are “deeply concerned about the government’s emphasis on ‘economic growth-oriented development’ as it does not incorporate the values of democracy, human rights, ecological sustainability and gender equality.” In … Continue reading

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