Generating Resilience and Opportunities for Women (GROW) is an emerging program from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that addresses the urgent problems women face in the food and water systems, including climate change while permitting them to advance economically. This program will ultimately benefit their families, communities, and societies through increased food security, resilience, and economic growth.
New care entrepreneurship programme to boost women’s economic empowerment in the Asia-Pacific
The Gender-Inclusive Care Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Program (GICEEP) has been launched in the Asia-Pacific region, to help women turn the persistent and disproportionate responsibility for unpaid care work into business opportunities and pathways towards full economic participation. Women-led business and women-benefitting enterprises in the care economy are encouraged to apply and join a 10-month business acceleration programme.
The programme is funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Visa Foundation, and implemented in partnership with Bopinc, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, and the Swiss Association For Entrepreneurship In Emerging Markets (SAFEEM) and will be working with governments, investors, employers and other support organizations.
Why Economic Empowerment and Vocational Skills are Needful for Women and Girls – Cummings
The wife of CPP/ANC Standard Bearer, Mrs Teresa Cummings, has stressed the need for women’s economic empowerment and to equip girls with vocational skills that will make them productive citizens.
Education for All: PTC Launches New Project for Women and Girls with Disabilities in Gaza
The Palestine Technical College has launched a new project, “Education for All”, to support and integrate women and girls with disabilities, particularly deaf and hard-of-hearing women and girls in Gaza.
UN Women Committee Speak on Better Protection of Indigenous Women and Girls
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is currently reaching out to states to develop and implement comprehensive policies to better protect indigenous women and girls’ human rights.
USAID Supports 226 Rural Women Entrepreneurs with Over $200,000 Worth of Equipment
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has commenced the distribution of over $200,000 worth of equipment to 226 female graduates of a USAID-supported entrepreneurship and vocational training program.
CEO Vindya Perera Wins South Asia’s Outstanding Young Women Entrepreneur Award
The Founder of Lustre Designs Corporation, Vindya Perera, has won the Outstanding Young Women Entrepreneur of the Year award under the Women Leadership Category at the South Asia Business Excellence Awards held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka, Bangladesh recently.