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WEE News: October 27-November 2

See what happened this week in women’s economic empowerment news (Weekly Roundup for October 27-November 2, 2016)

Live Q&A: How can we support economic empowerment for women in Nigeria? 10/28/2016 The Guardian

Join an expert panel on Thursday 3 November, 2-3.30pm GMT to discuss how to encourage financial independence for women in Nigeria.

Lessons From Coca-Cola, Nestle And More On Investing In Women Workers 10/28/2016 Forbes

Why Thousands of Women in Iceland Left Work Two Hours Early This Week 10/27/2016 The Atlantic

Five Questions With Dr. Isatou Touray, Gambia’s First Female Presidential Candidate 10/27/2016 Council on Foreign Relations

The Five Questions Series is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancement of women and girls worldwide. This interview is with Dr. Isatou Touray, an activist for women’s rights who announced her candidacy for the presidency of the Gambia in September 2016.

Dignity for Women and Girls: UN Women Iraq Distributes Necessity Kits to newly displaced Women and Girls from Mosul 10/29/2016 UN Women

UN Women has joined partners in providing emergency assistance in camps and host communities impacted by the Mosul operations. Since the Mosul operations began on 17 October 2016, the humanitarian crisis has deepened, with more than 15,000 individuals displaced and an anticipated 1.2 million expected as the operations continue. Given that an estimated half of the current and anticipated IDPs from the Mosul operations are women, girls, and female-headed households in need of urgent necessity items, the UN Women team distributed necessity kits on Saturday, 29 October 2016, in the Debaga IDP camp to respond to the dignity needs for women and girls.

Week-long forum on women’s rights underway in Solomons 11/1/2016 Radio New Zealand

PH still leads Asian countries in closing gender gap; 7th in world 11/2/2016 ABS CBN News

The Philippines has maintained its position as the lead Asian country in closing the gender gap, according to the 2016 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) report released by the World Economic Forum.

Woman empowerment a smart economic strategy for building better society 10/30/2016 Dhaka Tribune

In an interview with DhakaTribune, Coca-Cola Bangladesh MD talks about women empowerment

How Gender Equality Can Grow the Economy 10/27/2016 Equities.com

When investing, it may initially seem logical to focus only on the companies that offer the highest returns. However, in a rapidly evolving world, economics is about far more than crunching numbers…

Nigeria: Okonjo-Iweala – Financial Inclusion of Women Can Raise Nigeria’s GDP By 12% 10/28/2016 This Day/All Africa

Islamic finance to increase female economic participation: Minister 10/28/2016 The Jakarta Post

Why is it that women work a month more than men every year? 10/27/2016 Mother Nature Network

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