The French Embassy in Kenya has launched the second phase of the PISCCA fund (Innovative Projects for Civil Society and Coalition of Actors) entitled "Five Eleven, Coalition for Women". This second phase will focus on supporting women’s economic empowerment through the creation of income generating activities for vulnerable women living in-growth cities informal settlements in Kenya. It will mainly contribute to two Sustainable Development Goals: SDG 5 on gender equality and SDG 11 on … [Read more...] about SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSALS NOW! 2nd Phase of PISCCA Fund launched for Kenyan NGOs, CBOs and NPOs
Union Bank has announced a two-year grant to the Women's Social Entrepreneurship Center (WSEC). Under the MUFG Union Bank Foundation's Technical Resource and Assistance Center program (TRAC), the $200,000 grant will enable the organization to grow and expand its program serving women facing the greatest barriers to entrepreneurship. WSEC is a program of L.C. and Lillie Cox Haven of Hope, which strives to help all individuals enjoy equitable opportunity and support to flourish to their fullest … [Read more...] about Union Bank announces $200,000 Grant to Women’s Social Entrepreneurship Center
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The World Bank Group has announced two new initiatives to improve access to start-up financing and e-commerce markets for women entrepreneurs, at the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Summit. World Bank Group President, David Malpass said, "Starting and growing a business is one of the most powerful tools for women to overcome poverty and build better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. Removing regulatory barriers … [Read more...] about WBG launches two New Initiatives for Women Entrepreneurs
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The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in partnership with Global Affairs Canada and the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Viet Nam has launched a new project to support the growth of women entrepreneurs as a strategy for poverty reduction, social well-being and sustainable economic growth. The five-year project titled ‘Catalyzing Women’s Entrepreneurship: Creating a Gender-Responsive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem’ aims to create an enabling policy … [Read more...] about New Project launched to support Women Entrepreneurs
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European Commission has launched "Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2020" to reward journalists from around the globe for their online, print or audio-visual reporting of stories of human achievements and perseverance around sustainable development issues. The overarching theme of the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize is journalism for sustainable development. Entries for this year’s competition should relate to international partnership issues such as, but not limited to, fighting poverty and … [Read more...] about Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2020: Rewarding Excellence in covering Sustainable Development Issues
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The World Bank Group at the Corporate Connect 2020 Conference & Business Fair has urged the need to boost the women-owned businesses in Bangladesh for better access to markets and corporate value chains for country's inclusive growth and to create more jobs. Built on the success of a just completed pilot project, the World Bank Group together with WEConnect International today launched a project that will help 1,200 women-owned businesses connect with potential large local and … [Read more...] about World Bank Group urges to boost Women-owned Businesses in Bangladesh
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The United Nation (UN) Women, European Union (EU) and Women Advocates and Research Documentation Centre (WARDC) have demanded an end to all forms of violence against women and girls in Nigeria and other parts of the world. They also emphasised on the need to advance campaign on Sexual Gender Base Violence (SGBV), Harmful Practices (HP) and Sexual Health and Reproduction Right (SRHR) to address the issue of violence against women and girl-child. Executive Director of WARDC, Dr. Abiola … [Read more...] about Groups urge to end all forms of Violence against Women and Girls
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Inspired by the UN Sustainable Development Goals, The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the Global Media Campaign Charity to End FGM (GMC) and global law firm White & Case LLP have come together to support the achievement of gender equality by using innovative financial tools. A finance initiative is being created to include innovative financing structures for sovereign bond issuances to finance the achievement of gender equality globally … [Read more...] about International Agencies launch “Women’s SDG Bond” Gender Equality Finance Initiative
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IFAD has prepared a Concept Note for a grant under its Global/Regional Grants Programme focused on "Stepping up IFAD’s gender transformative agenda - Women’s land rights initiative". The target group is composed of women and girls living in rural areas in the target countries and involved in IFAD-supported projects in the selected countries. About 40 per cent of them will be younger than 35 years old. Policy makers and development practitioners will benefit indirectly from the outcomes of … [Read more...] about IFAD CFPs towards promoting Women’s Land Rights into Development Programmes