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Reducing Global Poverty through Financial Inclusion
By admin May 6, 2019

  The World Bank Group has two primary goals to achieve by 2030. One is ending extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.90 a day to no more than 3 percent, and the other is promoting shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40 percent in

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Empowering Women and Building Inclusive Societies
By admin March 18, 2019

In the United States, March is Women’s History Month and on March 8 the global community celebrates International Women’s Day. This year the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women is taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from March 11-22, 2019. While every day is a great day

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3 Ways to Advance Women and Girls in Science
By admin February 11, 2019

Every day is a great day to celebrate women and girls in the field of science. February 11th is marked as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Women and girls remain underrepresented in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related fields. So, what is holding so many women and girls from

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From “He for She” to “She for We”
By admin November 27, 2018

25 November is universally recognized as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Thousands of people took to the streets of countries around the globe, media coverages more or less shifted their attention to gender-based violence cases, a bunch of panels and seminars were held to echo the major appeals of the

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The Cost of Gender Equality
By admin June 20, 2018

By 2025, women could add an additional 26%, to the global annual GDP if they participated in the economy at the same level as men, as reported by McKinsey Global Institute. According to the UNDP, gender disparity is seen in every country and many women face unequal treatment at their workplace as compared to men.

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An eAtlas to Better Understand Gender inequality in Out-Of-School Children
By admin May 10, 2017

Out-of-School gender rate disparities vary greatly from one region to another even though they are almost alike at the global level. Gender disparities are the highest in Arab States, sub-Saharan Africa and South and West Asia. Because of the many conflict-hit areas in Arab states, it is difficult to precisely quantify gender disparities in out-of-school

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Women in Urbanization
By admin March 17, 2017

  Urban population is growing. In 2014, it accounted for 54 percent of the total global population, up from 34 percent in 1960. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), urban population growth is concentrated in the less-developed regions of the world. It is estimated that a majority of people will be living in urban

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Investing in Young Women’s Leadership – Key to Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals
By admin August 16, 2016

UN Women, in collaboration with the UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development, hosted an event in celebration of the International Youth Day – “Investing in young women’s leadership is key to implementing the SDGs”. Currently there is a global youth bulge of some 1.8 billion young people, mostly in developing countries in Africa and Asia.

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