Home » Posts tagged with » Economic Empowerment

Enhancing Women’s Economic Benefits

Enhancing Women’s Economic Benefits

It is an agreed fact that women’s meaningful participation in economic, decision-making and at all levels- from the household to international institutions- has a central role in realizing women’s rights and gender equality, advancing almost every sphere of their lives thereby ensuring overall socio-economic development. As documents indicate, empowering women in the economy and closing […]

UN Commission Agrees Roadmap To Women’s Economic Empowerment

UN Commission Agrees Roadmap To Women’s Economic Empowerment

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women today agreed on a roadmap to women’s full and equal participation in the economy as a vital step to achieving sustainable development as the body concluded its two-week session. “This Commission has engaged strongly, comprehensively and constructively over the last two weeks in considering the most […]

Prince, the Secret Philanthropist: ‘His Cause Was Humanity’

Prince, the Secret Philanthropist: ‘His Cause Was Humanity’

It began with an anonymous check about 10 years ago. Environmental and human rights activist Van Jones was working on George W. Bush’s Green Jobs Act when he received a $50,000 donation and no name attached to it. “I promptly returned it,” he recalls. “I’m not taking anonymous checks for $50,000. It could be from […]

Panel On Women’s Economic Empowerment Holds First Meeting At UN

Panel On Women’s Economic Empowerment Holds First Meeting At UN

The High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment has held its inaugural meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, where the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women is underway this month. Addressing a room of prominent leaders from government, business, academia and civil society, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the group […]