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Tag: Women in Trade

“Moving from business by necessity to entrepreneurship by choice” – The African Union Commission supports women in agribusiness

“Moving from business by necessity to entrepreneurship by choice” – The African Union Commission supports women in agribusiness

05 Dec 14  News
The African Union Commission is implementing a project to empower women through agricultural entrepreneurship. The project, supported by the UNDP, and implemented by UN Women throu...
Experts call for gender-sensitive strategies ahead of post-2015 development negotiations

Experts call for gender-sensitive strategies ahead of post-2015 development negotiations

19 Nov 14  News
As Africa gears up for the post-2015 development negotiations participants attending the experts segment of the 9th Regional Review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Acti...
Women in Rwanda make remarkable advances thanks to inclusive policies, UNCTAD study finds

Women in Rwanda make remarkable advances thanks to inclusive policies, UNCTAD study finds

27 Oct 14  News
Rwanda is a leading example of the successful integration of gender considerations in a country’s legislation and development framework, a new UNCTAD study has found, leading to ...
Corporate actions and targeted policies can support gender equality in developing countries

Corporate actions and targeted policies can support gender equality in developing countries

15 Oct 14  News
The potential positive impact of foreign investment on women’s empowerment through the creation of formal employment and business linkages is considerable, but the operations of ...
New initiative to boost women entrepreneurs

New initiative to boost women entrepreneurs

17 Sep 14  News
The International Trade Centre (ITC) has launched a new initiative expected to push for increased participation of women entrepreneurs in public procurement. The initiative is hop...
Raw deal for African women traders

Raw deal for African women traders

10 Sep 14  News
Unfriendly trade policies cripple progress Daily, millions of women in Africa are engaged in one form of trade or another, either within their countries or across national borders...
SADC Gender Protocol 2014 Barometer

SADC Gender Protocol 2014 Barometer

30 Jul 14  News
In August 2008, Heads of State of the Southern African Development Community adopted the ground-breaking SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. This followed a concerted campaign...
African Women Business Linkages Forum

African Women Business Linkages Forum

24 Jul 14  News
“Building Linkages to Break Barriers” 11th to 15th August 2014 Nairobi, Kenya The Bureau of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission in partnership with the UNDP Regi...
Expand women’s access to financial services, EAC told

Expand women’s access to financial services, EAC told

21 May 14  News
The East African partner states need to harmonise laws that increase access of credit to women, activists have said.  Women entrepreneurs from Kenya and Uganda operating smal...

Improved trade policies in fish sectors could address gender inequalities

10 Mar 14  News
New UNCTAD-EIF study of the fisheries sector in The Gambia shows trade policies have to be inclusive if they are to reduce poverty. The expansion of the fisheries sector could hel...
Boosting trade in Africa: Why women are the key

Boosting trade in Africa: Why women are the key

21 Nov 13  News
In many countries in Africa, the majority of small farmers are women. They produce crops such as maize, cassava, cotton, and rice that have enormous potential for increased trade b...

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