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WEE News: November 3-9

See what happened this week in women’s economic empowerment news (Weekly Roundup for November 3-9, 2016)

women's economic empowerment in the news

How can women in Nigeria become economically empowered and contribute to the development of the country? The Guardian’s panel of experts share their thoughts.

A recent report from the United Nations Development Programme adds to the growing body of evidence on the very real costs of exclusion and the positive impact of women’s participation.

At the 6th Session of the Ministerial Conference on the Role of Women in the Development of OIC Member States in Istanbul, Federal Minister for Human Rights Senator Kamran Michael said, “Our long-term national planning framework ‘Vision 2025’ commits to pursue women empowerment as a key priority area across all sectors of planning and development. It focuses on providing an enabling environment to every woman to develop her full potential and to equally share benefits of economic and social development.”

Conversation with Eileen Hoffman, the director of economic growth and trade at Chemonics on why improving financial inclusion is such a fast-paced area of development.

Iranian Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi held talks with Indonesian Minister of Women Empowerment and Child Protection Yohana Susana Yembise, expressed Iran’s readiness to exchange experiences on women’s entrepreneurship and knowledge-based economy.

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the OIC Women’s Conference in Istanbul which ran from November 1-3. The theme of the conference was “Status of Women in the OIC Member States in Light of Current Challenges”. Ministers from 56 states attended the conference.

The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, has protested to Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, over alleged marginalization of women entrepreneurs in the disbursement of its N220 billion micro, small and medium scale, MSME, fund.

The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report has ranked Pakistan at 143 out of 144 countries surveyed. The disparity represents a systemic and historical disadvantage for women in Pakistani society.

Women’s Business Development Center fundraising and networking event helps to advance current and future women business owners

2-day summit on women entrepreneurs 11/8/2016 The New Indian Express

Karnataka will be hosting one of the largest women’s entrepreneurship and economic empowerment summit on November 14 and 15 in Bengaluru. Addressing a press conference on Monday, Industries Minister R V Deshpande said more than 1,700 women have registered for the event and around 3,000 women would be taking part in the exhibition planned as part of the event.

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