Category Archives: Gender Issues

If Human Rights Arguments Won’t Get the Nigerian Gender Equality Bill to Pass, Perhaps Economics Will

First published in Business Day. By Nneka Eze and Tania Beard It came as a surprise to many a few weeks ago when a gender equality bill was voted down by the Nigerian Senate (which comprises 7 women and 102 … Continue reading

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Launch of the Senegal Women’s Investment Club – A Journey to the “Missing Middle” in Women-led Investment

This article was originally published on Business Fights Poverty. By Tania Beard, Francine Ndong, and Salma Ait Hssayene Women-led investment has slowly taken off in recent years in developed economies – initiatives such as 37 Angels in the U.S. and UAE-based WOMENA are prime … Continue reading

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What’s Next for Women’s Empowerment? Maureen Gitata and 3 African Women Leaders Discuss

International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and girls. On NTV’s Victoria’s Lounge, Dalberg’s Maureen Gitata recently joined three African women leaders in a candid discussion about “the strong woman”. Amidst increasingly prevalent rhetoric … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: Empower Women, Drive Development

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Analyzing the #SDGs on Twitter: The Social Media Response to the Sustainable Development Goals

By Sylvia Warren This month, the world took to social media to voice reactions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 17 goals and 169 targets offering a new framework for global development. In the 10 days following the confirmation of … Continue reading

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Slideshow: Empowering Women to Use the Mobile Internet

By Robert Fabricant & Younghee Jung In developing countries, the number of unique subscribers using mobile internet has grown from 728 million in 2010 to 1.8 billion in 2014. This growth has profound implications for women’s economic, social, and political … Continue reading

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Infographic: Why Should We Care About Gender-Based Violence?

By Sonila Cook, Thabo Matse, and Julia Rohrer International Women’s Day offers an apt moment to look into gender-based violence: a massive global problem that knows no boundaries. It imposes tremendous costs on society – not least by limiting the … Continue reading

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On the International Day of the Girl Child, Boosting Young Women’s Education and Employment in Guinea through Targeted Training Centers

By Marieme Diallo In Guinea, many girls enter adolescence and young adulthood ill-prepared for their future working lives. When they grow up, these women are disproportionately affected by high rates of unemployment and underemployment compared to men, and are unable … Continue reading

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On Menstrual Hygiene Day, Designing a Better Period for Girls and Women

By Ashley Eberhart One of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People this year is Arunachalam Muruganantham, colloquially known as “Menstrual Man,” or “the Tampon King.” Muruganantham was determined to design a sanitary pad for rural Indian women that was affordable, … Continue reading

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Unlocking access to finance for women entrepreneurs: not just another charitable cause

By Lily Han The challenges small businesses face in accessing finance to grow are familiar and well-established: they may lack the know-how to access formal financing sources, have little collateral to offer, or be perceived as high-risk clients by banks … Continue reading

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