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21 September 2015
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Author: Ndeye Bineta Seck, Sud Quotidien (Sénégal)

"1e édition du Prix Sonatel de l'entreprenariat numérique féminin - Une enveloppe de 19 millions aux trois meilleures entreprises", 16 septembre 2015...

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26 March 2012

[PDF] Business & Human Rights Resource Centre input to the UN Secretary-General’s report on business & human rights and the UN system

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

We raise the following points based on what we have heard from people working in this field, especially...

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1 January 2012

Women's Empowerment Principles

The Women's Empowerment Principles are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace...They are the result of a collaboration between the... [UN] Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.....

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1 January 2012

[PDF] Business, Women’s and Children’s Rights

Author: National Human Rights Commission of the Philippines and the Canadian Human Rights Commission on behalf of the ICC Working Group on Business and Human Rights

This Fact Sheet is intended to promote awareness and engagement of National Human Rights Institutions on business and human rights with a specific focus on women’s and children’s rights.

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31 December 2011

[PDF] Women’s Empowerment Principles, the UN Global Compact and the Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights - Explanatory Note

Author: UN Global Compact, Women's Empowerment Principles

This brief explanatory note explains the relationship between the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), the UN Global Compact and the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. In a nutshell, the UN Global Compact focuses on corporate...

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5 May 2011

[PDF] 2010 United Nations Private Sector Forum on the Millennium Development Goals: Thematic Discussion Briefing Note: Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and HIV/AIDS

Author: United Nations Private Sector Forum

Every year, between 350,000 and 500,000 women die from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, with over 99 percent of all cases occurring in developing countries. Further, almost half of all child deaths occur within the first days of life.....

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7 March 2011

International Women's Day 2011

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Below is a selection of items about companies' impacts on women issued on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2011 (8 March). [refers to Dow, ExxonMobil, Caltex GM, Bright Horizons, Ohio Health, Scripps Health, Build-A-Bear]

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1 November 2010

UNIFEM & UN Global Compact praise over 110 CEOs worldwide who have signed the Women's Empowerment Principles (scroll to page 2)

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1 November 2010

[PDF] Equality Means Business Bulletin

Author: UNIFEM, UN Global Compact

At a regional conference focusing on gender and domestic labour (1-2 September), leading Brazilian public and private companies – including Banco do Brasil, CPRM, Eletrobras, Embrapa, Petrobras, Serpro and Itaipu Binacional – reconfirmed their support...

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1 November 2010

[PDF] Over 110 CEOs Sign Statement of Support for the Womenʼs Empowerment Principles [scroll to page 2]

Author: Equality Means Business Bulletin, UNIFEM & UN Global Compact

Over 110 CEOs from around the world, representing a wide range of industries, have signed the CEO Statement of Support since launched in June 2010. Recent signatories include: Cebu Magazine Exchange, Inc., Philippines; Microsoft, USA; PARTICIP GmbH,...

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