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Women-owned businesses (WOBs) represent between one-quarter and one-third of enterprises in the world. However, most WOBs are found in less productive sectors, and are largely invisible in global value chains and in corporate and government supply chains.
In response to this, policymakers and business leaders meeting for the 2015 Trailblazers Summit in São Paulo, Brazil, i launched a new initiative to connect one million women entrepreneurs to market by 2020. The five-year One Million Women Entrepreneurs initiative is also part of ITC’s wider effort to ensure more inclusive growth in the global economy through the increased participation of women in trade.
Make sure that you are part of this powerful movement and make your commitments here.
The One Million Women Entrepreneurs initiative sets out a range of strategic areas and recommendation to increase women’s economic empowerment through trade. Policymakers, institutions, businesses and thought leaders from across the world are encouraged to sign up to the initiative to help leverage technology, foster conducive business environments, establish supportive institutional frameworks and increase the competitiveness of WOBs.
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The most popular talk show in Papua New Guinea, Tanim Graun, discusses this question in a special edition as part of the United Nations’ 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.The panel included Mr. Torek Farhadi, Senior Adviser for the ITC Women and Trade Programme. He argues that economic empowerment of women can help address domestic violence, sexual assault and discrimination in homes, communities and workplaces.
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