Economic Development & Security

Women contribute actively to economic development and sustainability. Their social status determines their access to opportunities for economic autonomy and advancement. In the US, the glass ceiling is still firmly in place in many sectors of the economy. Globally, economic development efforts are doomed to failure without women’s active involvement and participation. More efforts need to focus on empowering women as wage earners, entrepreneurs and business owners. Microfinance programs also offer great potential to lift women out of poverty.

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 July 29, 2009 posted by Linda BaschLast Sunday marked the 15th annual observance of National Parents’ Day, a holiday established to...
Last week, the Ms. Foundation for Women--in partnership with the Center for Community Change and Lake Research Partners--hosted a successful Capitol...
March 9, 2010 posted by Jacqueline Mumbey* This afternoon, NCRW co-sponsored a CSW side event with the Center for Women’s Global Leadership,...
By Kyla Bender-Baird Yesterday, more than 300 audience members flocked to lower Manhattan to join dynamic experts exploring public/private...

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  • March 11, 2012

     Women work two-thirds of the world's working hours and produce half of the world's food. Yet, women earn only 10 percent of the world's income and own less than 1 percent of the world's property.


  • March 7, 2012

    The recent controversy over contraception and health insurance has focused on who should pay for the pill. But there is a wealth of economic evidence about the value of the pill – to taxpayers as well as to women in general.

     


  • March 2, 2012

    In 2008, Goldman Sachs launched 10,000 Women, a $100 million philanthropic initiative, which at the time, was the largest in Goldman’s history. The goal of the five year program is to provide business and management training to 10,000...


  • January 13, 2012

     Hillary Clinton is well known for her statement that "women's rights are human rights." So it would seem that the last place she would expect resistance to her foreign policy agenda would be from women's rights organizations.


  • December 5, 2011

    While poor countries are jostling to ensure the lives of their people are protected in a deal on the changing climate being negotiated in Durban, various NGOs, agencies and research institutes are lobbying to get a word into the negotiating text. They...