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WEE News: December 8-14

See what happened this week in women’s economic empowerment news (Weekly Roundup for December 8-14, 2016)

women's economic empowerment in the news

Banning the country’s most widely used notes has hit poor women hardest, as they often do not have bank accounts or access to financial services

TiE Global (TiE Inc) has announced the launch of the “All‐India Road Show on Women’s Economic Empowerment through Entrepreneurship,” a new programme to unleash value creation amongst aspiring young women in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities in India.

It was announced yesterday that the United Nations has discontinued its campaign promoting Wonder Woman as an ambassador for equality and women’s rights after backlash expressed through nearly 45,000 signatures in an online petition protesting the character’s “current iteration.”

European Marketing Research Centre is inviting Africans and women entrepreneurs from the entire world to scale their businesses in February 2017. The Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) will take place in Nairobi, Kenya between 13th and 16th of February.

Taxi owner empowered by business development programme 12/14/2016 Drum (South Africa News)

The Department of Small Business Development has developed the Women Economic Empowerment Programme in partnership with The Coca Cola Company , UN Women and Hand In Hand South Africa which is an NGO that upskills people from disadvantaged communities. Taxi owner Zandi Nombila, who has seven taxis transporting 120 school school children in the Western Cape, is particularly moved by the project.

Women empowerment key to achieving food security 12/13/2016 Pulse (Nigeria News)

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