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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

UAE to host meeting of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment 1/30/2017 Government of Dubai

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.

Why Supporting Women’s Rights is More Than Just the “Smart Thing to Do” 1/30/2017 HuffPost

UN panel on women’s empowerment to be held in Dubai 1/30/2017 The National (UAE News)

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.

‘World Must Implement Pledges on Women’s Human Rights’ 1/31/2017 Inter Press Service

Will IMF’s response to UN report on women’s economic empowerment change its policies? 1/31/2017 Brettonwoods Project

It will take 170 years for women to be equal to men under current conditions, study says 1/31/2017 The Washington Post

The African Ministerial Pre-Consultative Meeting on the Commission on the Status of Women Sixty First (CSW 61st) 1/31/2017 MilTech

What Can Ivanka Trump Possibly Do for Women Who Work? 2/1/2017 The Nation

Leadership’s directives on granting women full rights hailed 1/31/2017 Bahrain News Agency

The ‘Unpaid’ Work Women Do At Home Needs To Be Acknowledged For This Reason 2/1/2017 YouthKiAwaaz

Sierra Leone News: Literacy and lifeskills for rural women 1/27/2017 Awoko

UK Minister visits Somalia to re-affirm partnership between the two countries 1/30/2017 EIN News

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.

People’s Empowerment: The Key To Development 1/30/2017 The Morung Express

AfDB Supports Road Infrastructure Upgrade for Economic Diversification in the Comoros 1/26/2017 African Development Bank Group

WECREATE Challenge,‘Extreme Build a Business’ workshop 1/27/2017 EMTV

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.

Working together to achieve inclusive growth 1/30/2017 Business Inquirer

Why Girls’ Education Will Change The World 1/26/2017 Billionaire

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

Special attention needed to protect the rights of women migrant workers 1/29/2017 The Daily Star

SHE SHE SHE: Balancing gender gap in Barrow’s government should be beyond Cabinet appointment 1/26/2017 The Point (Gambia News)

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

IEA assesses level of women’s participation in development and decision-making 1/31/2017 Graphic Online (Ghana News)

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