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Category-5 Cyclone Resilient Rakiraki Market Opens

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The people of Rakiraki today celebrated the official opening of the new Rakiraki Market by Prime Minister, Rear Admiral (RET) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama. The new structure is a great example of the partnership between the Government of Fiji, and the Australian Government through the Markets for Change project implemented by UN Women. The new market is Category 5 cyclone-resilient and includes a 40-bed accommodation centre for rural women vendors to stay overnight, improving their personal security and the safety of their produce.

China’s companies recommit to helping female workers amid the COVID-19 crisis

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Beijing, China -- Thirty-seven Chinese companies joining a discussion hosted by UN Women underlined the importance of empowering women as businesses face the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.

With savvy honed in UN Women’s WeLearn training, female entrepreneurs in Indonesia keep their businesses afloat

Friday, May 15, 2020

Jakarta, Indonesia -- The commercial shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic has hit Indonesia’s smaller businesses especially hard. But some female entrepreneurs have survived -- and even prospered -- by using the savvy and skills they learned in a UN Women entrepreneurship training. Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) depend on daily cash flow from sales of goods, but social distancing edicts in cities including Jakarta have forced owners to close up shops. The Ministry of...

Women entrepreneurs improve their digital skills to recover from the COVID-19 crisis in China

Monday, May 11, 2020

138 women entrepreneurs and senior managers learned about the digitization of human resources and business digital transformation as potential strategies to counter the post-COVID-19 crisis, from a webinar series led by UN Women China.

China’s companies step up support for Women’s Empowerment Principles

Thursday, March 19, 2020

A recent surge in support has brought to 74 the number of companies in China that have become official signatories to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), and started creating fairer conditions for women in the workplace, marketplace and the community. Since July 1, 2019, 44 companies have submitted the CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles. Companies become official signatories after that statement is approved. As of March 13, there were 74 official signatories in China, including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

More money, more decisions to be made

Thursday, January 16, 2014

With locally produced goods set up throughout the community centre, self-help group members in Timor-Leste were in high spirits, and enjoyed showing local leaders the proof of their labor.

Sowing seeds, reaping income and independence, in Timor-Leste

Thursday, January 16, 2014

New self-help groups are aiming to start their own income-generating activities, and hopefully, diverse businesses that could provide some financial relief to survivors of domestic violence, widows, single mothers and other community members.

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

Tuesday, October 29, 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

Safer spaces and better markets in the Pacific islands

Friday, September 28, 2012

Honaria’s central market in the Solomon Islands was dirty, crowded, and well known for petty crime and harassment – particularly for its mainly-women vendors. For many, making it “women friendly” was a lost cause.

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