empowering women and girls

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is supporting women's economic empowerment in the world's 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

Fair Finance: The women entrepreneurs lifting communities out of poverty

Helping women start and grow businesses in the world’s poorest countries is a path to lifting them and their families out of poverty, the high-profile businesswoman, and new UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) Goodwill Ambassador Sonia Gardner, has told UN News, in the second of our two part series this weekend, on the role the financial sector can play in reducing inequality.

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Empowering women and girls with autism

Activists, academics and ambassadors gathered at the United Nations this month to underscore their commitment to empowering women and girls with autism.

The developmental disorder, which begins in childhood, is characterized by some degree of impaired social behaviour, communication and language.

While some people with autism can live independently, others have severe disabilities and require life-long care and support.


Issue of violence against women has “always been relevant”

Creator of the multiple Emmy award-winning television series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Bruce Miller, hopes his show becomes “irrelevant very quickly.”

On Wednesday, Mr. Miller took part in the UN event “UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women and Girls,” insisting that women everywhere have the right to a life free of abuse.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” is set in a dystopian society in the not-too-distant future, where women are completely subjugated to men.