Tag Archives: Women’s Empowerment

New framework for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Transforming the Lives of Girls and Women through EU External Relations (2016-2020) adopted


Today, the European Commission and the European External Action Service adopted a new framework for the EU’s activities on gender equality and women’s empowerment in EU’s external relations. A new framework for the EU’s activities on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the EU’s external relations for the 2016-2020 period was adopted yesterday by the European Commission and the EEAS. …

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AU Summit to take gender equality to new heights

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The 25th African Union Summit is expected to take decisions that will take issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment to new heights, says Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu. Speaking at the AU 2nd High Level Panel (HLP) on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, the Minister said the importance of the summit during the year of …

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Minister to engage DFIs on funding of women entrepreneurs

Minister for Women in the Presidency, Susan Shabangu

Cape Town – Minister for Women in the Presidency, Susan Shabangu, says her department will be working with Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) to ensure that funding of women projects is adequate. The Minister said this when briefing the media on Wednesday after she tabled her Budget Vote Speech in Parliament on Tuesday. She said while the population was dominated by …

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Dr. Jill Biden Arrives in Lusaka, Zambia to Highlight Women’s Empowerment

Dr. Jill Biden

Dr. Jill Biden has arrived in Lusaka, Zambia, her first stop on a three-country visit to Africa. Dr. Biden is joined by Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Catherine Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues. Dr. Biden’s trip to Africa will highlight the importance of girls’ education and women’s participation in government, …

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Groundbreaking Index Launched to Empower Women and Fight Hunger

A significant new breakthrough in the measurement of women’s empowerment in developing countries was launched on February 27. The “Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index” (WEAI) is the first measure to directly capture women’s empowerment and inclusion levels in the agricultural sector. The WEAI focuses on five areas: decisions over agricultural production, power over productive resources such as land and livestock, …

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