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Infographic shows opportunities available to women with internet access. Caption reads: "Digital technologies offer accelerated opportunities that support the empowerment of women and girls in various areas of life"

Bridging the Digital Gender Divide: Fundamental for the Advancement of Women’s Empowerment.

At the heart of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the aim to eradicate poverty, realize human rights for all; achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls; and ensure lasting protection of the planet and its natural resources.

Women Entrepreneur in Nepal Selling Her Goods. Photo credit: Sparrow Pay Pvt. Ltd.

Empowering Women-led Small Businesses in Nepal to go Digital

Throughout the years, Laxmi Shrestha and her husband saw the opportunities that opening an online shop could bring to her family business.

Group of Women Holding Children. Photo credit: UN/Martine Perret

Improving Our Skills for Mainstreaming Gender Statistics

Increasing attention is being paid today to gender equality. There is growing awareness of the importance of narrowing gaps between girls and boys, women and men in all spheres of their lives - education, economic, human security, health, and wellbeing, etc.

Collection of four images showing women and girls in different situations including at school, online, in a field and playing. Photo credit: UN Photo; iStockPhoto/pixelfusion3d; iStockPhoto/trangiap; iStockPhoto/quangpraha

Beyond Buzzwords: Actioning Gender Mainstreaming in Official Statistics

Sustainability, inclusive development, diversity, resilience, to name a few, are terms and phrases often bandied about in the universe of discourse on international development. One that we hear a lot is “gender mainstreaming”.

Female Entrepreneurs Selling Goods. Photo credit: Shutterstock/Jassmany

Disappearing Businesses and the Long Road to Recovery: Catalyzing Women's Entrepreneurship

As COVID-19 restrictions have started to ease in Bangkok, I stepped out this morning to get my usual stock of vegetables and fruits. As I walked down the street, I noticed that three businesses, all of them owned by women—a florist, stationery shop and a vegetable vendor—had shut down.

Female Entrepreneurs Selling Goods. Photo credit: UN Photo/Kibae Park

Can Women Entrepreneurs Drive Recovery and Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific Region

As we celebrate this year’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Day on 19 November, we do so with the awareness that our region is still far from creating an environment where women entrepreneurs can flourish every day.