Gender Equality

Leading the climate fight: How we can support women entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Women entrepreneurs are critical to a thriving and inclusive economy, yet they face numerous challenges in growing their businesses. These challenges are compounded for women climate entrepreneurs (WCEs), who are critical innovators and catalysts in the response to climate change around the world. WUSC is excited to launch our new knowledge product: Strategies for Incubators…

Preventing gender-based violence through innovative approaches in the context of COVID-19

Gender-based violence (GBV) affects nearly 1 in 3 women globally in their lifetime. While both men and women experience GBV to varying degrees, women are disproportionately affected, which both reflects and reinforces deeply rooted inequalities and discriminatory norms and beliefs. In addition, certain groups including girls and women from poor, rural or Indigenous communities; refugees…
childcare is increasing access to education and economic opportunities in Jordan/Sondas Bashiri, vient voir son fils à la garderie entre ses cours

How childcare is increasing access to education and economic opportunities in Jordan

The story of Sondas Bashiri Each day, Sondas Bashiri looks forward to attending the Vocational Training Corporation (VTC) in her hometown of Irbid, Jordan. Here, she is enrolled in the Medical Office Assistant (MOA) program. Upon graduating from the program, she wants to work in medical administration. Prior to enrolling in this program, Sondas worked…
Conditional Cash Transfers and Women's Economic Empowerment

Webinar: Conditional Cash Transfers and Women’s Economic Empowerment

One of the most important innovations in anti-poverty policy in the last couple of decades has been the scale-up of conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs. A typical CCT will transfer cash to a poor household conditional on children attending school and receiving health check-ups regularly. While CCTs have often been promoted as an effective means…

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