The main purpose of the Video of the Month is to provide a source of information and provide a perspective in another form than written text. It is also a way to show images from the real world where situations are displayed as they are. With videos information and perspectives becomes available in an alternative form, where pictures and audio provides the viewer with insights in the current situation for women in a particular location. To access a video is often easier and the combination with images can make it more real and understandable.
20 years ago, 189 countries adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a visionary roadmap for women's rights and empowerment. Much has been achieved since then, but much more needs to be done and can be done.
Source: International Labour Organisation In about one year, the Women Entrepreneurship Development and Economic Empowerment (WED-EE) project of the International Labour Organization (ILO) has provided business development services to 700 women entrepreneurs in Uganda.
The Economic Governance documentary was produced by FEMNET with support from Trust Africa. It highlights some of the challenges African women traders experience (especially Kenya, Egypt, Zambia, Rwanda & Uganda).
Source: UN Global Impact The Women's Empowerment Principles -- Equality Means Business is a joint initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact. The Principles outline seven steps for business on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.
In todays entrepreneurial society, young African women are creating their space, engaging in businesses that were always dominated by men flexing their muscle with their big boys. Jebet Chemngorem is one such entrepreneur, having Founded Grey Owl.
Source: UN WOMEN Early 2013, 100 women entrepreneurs and members of Joyful Women's Organization (JoyWo), a local NGO in Eldoret, Kenya were brought together with UN Women's support to expand their business and finance skills.
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