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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)

women's economic empowerment in the news

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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…

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