Investing in women is an investment in the world, and fortunately, the majority of investors recognize the importance of investing in gender-balanced teams. But achieving gender equity calls for more than agreement. Less than 10 percent of these same investors

Imagine spending half your salary to purchase water — water for drinking, cooking and bathing. Juleha, a 37-year-old woman from a coastal town in Indonesia, did more than imagine it. She lived it. Juleha paid up to half her earnings

The Impakter team,  deeply saddened at the tragic loss of lives in the airplane crash near Addis Ababa, joins the Secretary-General of the United Nations in conveying their heartfelt sympathies and solidarity to the victims’ families and loved ones, including those of

EDITOR’S NOTE:  THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY UN WOMEN AS PART OF THE SERIES “FROM WHERE I STAND”, WHICH CAPTURES PEOPLES STORIES AND THEIR DAILY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. SEE THE FULL SERIES HERE.  Pili Hussein is Tanzania’s

In 2016 the European Union launched an ambitious new initiative: the External Investment Plan (EIP) and its new European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD). The EIP and the EFSD will support smart and sustainable investments in our partner countries, starting

SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls My work brings me in touch with the daily lives of women and girls living across low-income communities in Pakistan.  Parveen Baji is one such dynamic female entrepreneur I met

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth piece in a series in collaboration with the SDSN-Y exploring the Sustainable Development Goals. See the introduction to the series here.  Many have come to believe that gender equality is a feminist issue, as if to say

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