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Mar

16

March 16, 2017

Womens Empowerment: Yes, It’s Your Business: The Private Sector Must Address Gender-Based Violence

Yes, It’s Your Business: The Private Sector Must Address Gender-Based Violence

Gender-based violence is a complex issue that businesses often hesitate to tackle. But its pervasiveness—one in three women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime—means that we will not achieve gender equality without addressing it.

#Business Action for Women #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

15

March 15, 2017

Womens Empowerment: A New Tool to Help Companies Close the Gender Gap

A New Tool to Help Companies Close the Gender Gap

BSR helped develop a new tool, inspired by the Women's Empowerment Principles, that helps companies make informed decisions to improve their impact on gender equality.

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Mar

8

March 8, 2017

Womens Empowerment: HERproject at 10: Celebrating HERsuccess, Inspiring HERfuture

HERproject at 10: Celebrating HERsuccess, Inspiring HERfuture

As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of HERproject, we’re taking a moment to think about what we have achieved and what we have left to do.

#Grants #HERproject #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

7

March 7, 2017

Womens Empowerment: What Can Companies Do to Empower Women in Sub-Saharan Africa?

What Can Companies Do to Empower Women in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Through our recent research on women's economic empowerment in sub-Saharan Africa, we found three main trends that informed our analysis and recommendations for private-sector action.

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Jan

25

January 25, 2017

Womens Empowerment: Advancing Women’s Empowerment, at Work and Home, through the Technology Sector

Advancing Women’s Empowerment, at Work and Home, through the Technology Sector

By strengthening transparency in reporting and offering innovative products and services for all, ICT companies can help advance women as skilled professionals and empowered individuals.

#Information and Communications Technology #Womens Empowerment

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Jan

17

January 17, 2017

Womens Empowerment: Driving Collective Action on Women’s Empowerment

Driving Collective Action on Women’s Empowerment

In partnership with Win-Win Strategies and supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we ask you to join us as we launch Business Action for Women, a collaborative initiative for companies aimed at driving collective action on progress for women.

#Business Action for Women #Womens Empowerment

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Jan

12

January 12, 2017

Womens Empowerment: Responsive and Responsible Leadership: A Look Ahead at Davos

Responsive and Responsible Leadership: A Look Ahead at Davos

Responsible leadership, now more than ever, demands that all of us—as citizens, workers, politicians, and business executives—defend essential values and principles.

#Climate Change #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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Dec

6

December 6, 2016

Womens Empowerment: Women and Climate Change: Disproportionately Affected but Powerful Agents of Change

Women and Climate Change: Disproportionately Affected but Powerful Agents of Change

This is how companies can have a role in building women’s resilience to climate change in their operations, supply chains, and the local communities in which they operate.

#Climate Change #HERproject #Human Rights #Resilience and Adaptation Initiative #Womens Empowerment

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Nov

25

November 25, 2016

Womens Empowerment: Addressing Social Norms to Stop Gender-Based Violence and Harassment in Factories and Farms

Addressing Social Norms to Stop Gender-Based Violence and Harassment in Factories and Farms

Like other women’s empowerment efforts, addressing gender-based violence and harassment in the workplace requires holistic and integrated approaches. The launch of HERrespect in Bangladesh and India is helping companies take on broader strategies to tackle this pervasive issue.

#Grants #HERproject #Human Rights #Womens Empowerment

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Nov

21

November 21, 2016

Womens Empowerment: Advancing Women’s Economic Empowerment through the Financial Services Sector

Advancing Women’s Economic Empowerment through the Financial Services Sector

By focusing on their workforces, products and services, and the communities they touch, financial services companies can be crucial contributors to women's economic empowerment.

#Financial Services #Grants #Womens Empowerment

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