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Facebook Live Event: Does Gender Matter in Fighting Climate Change?

In times of climate change, gender inequality is a matter of life and death. Mafalda Duarte, head of the $8.3 billion Climate Investment Funds, answers your questions on why and how the fight against climate change must be 'gender smart,' especiaiily in developing countries where natural disasters kill more women than men. Join the #ClimateGender conversation on #IWD2017, 11 am EST, Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

Supporting Women Entrepreneurs in the Democratic Republic of Congo

As a fragile state, DRC is home to two different types of women entrepreneurs: those who start a small business out of necessity to make ends meet – these are the women who try to earn a living by cooking extra food and selling it on the streets; who resell manufactured goods or mass-market products in rural areas; or who cross the border to trade small quantities of goods from neighboring countries – and those who launch and try to scale a company to pursue a market opportunity.

Kosovo Women in Online Work

If you are a young woman in Kosovo, chances are you do not have a job, even if you want one. Job prospects for young Kosovars, especially young women, are poor. Only 1 out of every 8 women is formally employed, compared to two out of every five men. The Women in Online Work (WoW) pilot is looking to change this by exploring the suitability of online work for young Kosovar women around the country.

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