UN Women - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Fund for Gender Equality Brochure

Posted on March 1, 2010

This brochure offers an insider's view of the Fund for Gender Equality, a new and unprecedented grantmaking programme of UN Women. More

Occupied Palestinian Territory Sabaya Programme Evaluation Report

Posted on March 1, 2010

Initiated in 2004 in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Sabaya was UNIFEM's (now UN Women's) largest programme in the occupied Palestinian territory, benefiting more than 25,000 Palestinian rural and marginalized women both in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. More

Unleashing the Potential of Women Informal Cross Border Traders to Transform Intra-African Trade

Posted on March 1, 2010

Empowering women in informal cross border trading has a positive multiplier effect on poverty reduction, economic growth, government revenues and employment creation, among other factors. In Africa, for instance, the contribution of women informal traders to national GDP amounts to 64 percent of value added in trade in Benin, 46 percent in Mali and 41 percent in Chad. More