Empowering women in Ecuador through government budgets

Cross-posted from UN Women “Years ago I went out to sell, people pushed me, throwing my things to one side [because I didn’t have the necessary permits]. We didn’t know how to sell; we ate some things and anything leftover went bad,” explains María Rosa Suquilanda, 54, a leader from the city of Cuenca, province of Azuay, in the southern mountains of Ecuador. “But now, thanks to these projects, nothing, not even a lettuce, goes waste.” ...more

From Where I Stand: Khateeja Mallah

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From where I stand: Nahimana Fainesi

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From where I stand: Zaad Al-khair

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Cash-for-work programme empowers Syrian refugees

More than 5,000 Syrian women and girls visit ‘Oases’ safe spaces in the Za’atari camp per month, and several hundred have independently earned incomes through UN Women’s work programme in Jordan. ...more

Senegalese rural women strive for the sustainable use of sea resources

UN Women and WFP introduce modern processing technologies to support women in Kafountine committed to repurposing and adding value to fresh fish that would otherwise go to waste. ...more

Braving dust storms, women plant seeds of hope at the Dadaab refugee camp

Cross-posted from UN Women Turning dry lands into fertile fields, a livelihood project is helping Somali women refugees in Kenya make a living and prevent sexual and gender-based violence. ...more

Teamwork fosters business growth and women’s economic empowerment in Albania

Cross-posted from UN Women With the support of UN Women, an economic empowerment project in Albania is helping rural women cultivate their business skills and increase their income by forming cooperatives. ...more