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WEE News: January 26 – February 1

See what happened this week in women’s economic empowerment news (Weekly Roundup for January 26-February 1, 2016)

women's economic empowerment in the news

As part of the UAE’s efforts to enhance the role of women and ensure their effective participation in various international events that support women empowerment, the UAE Gender Balance Council hosts The UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment in Dubai on 6-7 February 2017.

The High Level Panel, set up by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, aims at placing women’s economic empowerment at the top of the global agenda and to accelerate progress under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Panel comprises of influential leaders from various fields of business, academia, and civil society; as well as key government representatives from all over the world.

CSW 61 Reports Highlight Women’s Economic Empowerment, SDG Implementation 1/30/2017 International Institute for Sustainable Development

The 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women will consider ‘Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work’. It will also review progress on its 58th session theme ‘Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for women and girls.’ CSW 61 convenes from 13-24 March 2017, preceded by a Multi-Stakeholder Forum on 30 January 2017.

Empower African women in changing world — UN 1/28/2017 The Herald (Zimbabwe News)

The UN Women has called for policies and strategies to help Africa ensure women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work.

The Minister chaired a meeting with civil society where she underlined the UK’s commitment to helping Somalia strengthen its civil society, especially in relation to promoting women’s economic empowerment and their role in holding government accountable.

The WECREATE Challenge is a national entrepreneurship training, and accelerator program that provides emerging female entrepreneurs with resources, connection and skills they need to establish successful companies in their local communities.

One of the world’s best investment opportunities is funding long-term girls’ education in developing countries.

The end of manly labor 1/29/2017 The Boston Globe


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