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Women vendors improve markets in Papua New Guinea

14 April 2015

A new video about work to make markets safe for vendors in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (80 per cent of whom are women) showcases new infrastructure and better lighting to prevent violence, as well as a mobile bill-pay system to prevent extortion and abuse, among other improvements. More

Pacific rural women as agents of change

17 October 2014

Market vendors in Fiji, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands joined UN Women in celebrating International Day of Rural Women on Wednesday, highlighting the crucial roles rural women play in ensuring the health and wellbeing of their families and communities, as well as their countries’ economic productivity. More

Markets set to improve with Pacific women in the lead

02 September 2014

UN Women is working with women market vendors in Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to improve their working conditions, earning power and leadership skills. More

Markets for Change Project kicks off in Suva bringing confidence to women vendors as they strive for a voice in market management

14 May 2014

Following the launch of the UN Women Markets for Change (M4C) project in April 2014, staff in Suva are working in partnership with local councils to conduct a series of three workshops for Suva market vendors to create awareness around the importance of market vendor associations and equip them with necessary knowledge to elect a representative for the Suva United Market Vendors Association. More

Press release: UN Women launches Markets for Change for safety and better earnings for women in the Pacific

05 May 2014

Vendors and management at marketplaces across Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are set to benefit from a new project that will inject almost US$11 million into ensuring they provide safe, inclusive and non-discriminatory working environments. More

Making markets safe for women vendors in Papua New Guinea

11 April 2014

Port Moresby's market vendors are, by and large, women – around 80 per cent. Many of them are extremely poor, depend on the selling of their vegetables for daily subsistence, and have experienced multiple forms of violence in public and private spaces, including sexual violence. More

New Zealand funds USD 6.1 million to UN Women Safe Cities Programme in Papua New Guinea

11 April 2014

The New Zealand Government will support the Safe Cities Programme to carry out a comprehensive redevelopment of infrastructure at Gordons market, the New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Murray McCully, announced today. More

United States Promotes Safer Cities for Women

30 October 2013

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced a $250,000 grant to the organization UN Women, which is a part of the United Nations' Women's Global Safe Cities Initiative. More

Remarks by Gitanjali Singh, Deputy Representative, UN Women Nepal at the National Consultation of Women Entrepreneurs

29 October 2013

Remarks by Gitanjali Singh, Deputy Representative, UN Women Nepal at the National Consultation of Women Entrepreneurs organized by the Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Associations of Nepal (FWEAN) : Closing Session, Yala Maya Kendra, Patan Dhoka, Date: 25 October 2013 More

Lautoka Market to Soon have Resource Centre for Women Vendors

16 January 2013

Lautoka women market vendors will soon be able to enjoy and provide better presentation of their wares and crops at the Lautoka Market. This is after the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Advancement of Women (UN Women) yesterday signed an agreement with the Lautoka City Special Administrator Praveen Bala, which will soon see the establishment of a Resource Centre for the women vendors at the Lautoka Municipal Market. More

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