WEE News: March 6-17

See what happened in women’s economic empowerment news
(Roundup for March 6-17, 2016)

women's economic empowerment in the news

Leave No One Behind: Taking Action for Transformational Change on Women’s Economic Empowerment 3/14/2017

Lead Writer: Cynthia Drakeman of Double X Economy

The United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel for Women’s Economic Empowerment presented its second report to the UN Secretary-General on March 14th in New York City, held in context of the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61). The HLP, created by former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in January 2016, aims at placing women’s economic empowerment at the top of the global agenda to accelerate progress under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The ultimate goal of this 2nd report, the High-Level Panel and the Sustainable Development Agenda is a world where women have their rights recognized and are empowered to be free and equal participants in a robust, inclusive and sustainable global economy. Read the 2nd report here and learn how you can accelerate women in your organization.

The first and second reports can also be found at: www.WomensEconomicEmpowerment.org

Coca-Cola, WEF aims to empower half a million Kenyan women 3/8/2017
Capital FM (Kenya News)

Harvard Kennedy School hosting Smart Policy for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Kathmandu 3/14/2017
Annapurna Post

Hi-tech education critical for women’s economic empowerment: UN 3/8/2017
Manila Bulletin

Empower women, empower humanity 3/10/2017
The Financial Express (Bangladesh News)

Women empowerment crucial for peace in Afghanistan: India 3/16/2017
The Economic Times (India News)

Women’s empowerment can increase global GDP by $12 trillion 3/8/2017

Irish Stock Exchange Hosts Global Women In ETFs “Ring The Bell For Gender Equality” 3/8/2017

Fiji Hosts Side Event on “Gender Based Violence, Economic Empowerment” 3/17/2017
Fiji Sun

Employers must address all aspects of gender-based violence in workplace 3/16/2017
UN News Centre

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