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Entrepreneurs...the century's superheroes!

The trauma of being orphaned turned Bruce Wayne into Batman; injustice turned Bruce Banner into 'The Hulk'; tragedy turned Peter Parker into Spiderman … and I often think that entrepreneurs have a lot in common with superheroes (and that there should be more Superheroines!).

I am Yudhika. My name comes from a Sanskrit religious...

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Posted on : 14/07/2015

In Udayapur district of Nepal, women generally haven’t had the same access to information, extension services, or opportunities to participate in government programmes and markets as men. However, rising outmigration of men demands that women acquire new skills,...

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Posted on : 26/05/2017

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has joined forces with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) to pilot a novel leadership program for Arab women scientists in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region....

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Posted on : 08/05/2017

Tin Moe Tun farms for a living, but he is also trying to cultivate something else in his little village of Tha Lu Pyein in Myanmar: an understanding among the men that violence against women and girls is not okay.

As one of 20 men trained as ‘role models’ in Kayah State and Rakhine State, Tin Moe Tun promotes a safe family environment, shares knowledge of women’s rights and organizes...

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Posted on : 06/01/2017

“Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture”, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2012), a Nigerian Author and feminist.

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Posted on : 15/11/2016

Madam Lydia Sasu, the Executive Director of Development Action (DAA), a farmer based organisation stressed the importance of adopting safe and sustainable fishing methods and processing techniques, during the 2016 World Rural Women's Day (WRWD) held in Apam, organised by the DAA, an implementing partner of the USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP).

"It is in this...

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Posted on : 01/11/2016

The IFAD-supported Soum Son Seun Jai – Community-based Food Security and Economic Opportunities Programme – targets approximately 85,000 household members of whom 50 per cent are women. It works to build integrated farming systems and promote access to markets, especially by highly vulnerable, food-insecure and ethnically diverse rural households. The programme has made solid strides...

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Posted on : 24/08/2016

With its twisted cables and flickering computer screens, the room commandeered by the GENNOVATE study team at the headquarters of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) near Mexico City looks more like a Silicon Valley hackathon than what most would understand as gender research. Yet up on the main screen,...

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Posted on : 16/08/2016

IFAD Policy and Technical Advisory division has just released a new toolkit on Reducing rural women’s domestic workload through labour-saving technologies and practices.

This toolkit offers practical guidance, lessons and examples to help practitioners address this issue in the design and implementation of projects. It also provides...

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Posted on : 06/05/2016

Quito—On 16 April, Ecuador was rattled by a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake, which has caused an estimated 650 deaths and left more than 25,000 people living in shelters.

Emergencies often tend to exacerbate existing vulnerabilities to violence, as social and institutional protection systems can be severely disrupted, increasing the risk of gender-...

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Posted on : 02/05/2016

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