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Africa, China, and Women
The new economic relationship between African countries and China is full of potential successes and pitfalls, says I.M.O.W. Global Council member Hafsat Abiola, human rights and democracy advocate from Nigeria.  Now, however, both sides have a trick up their sleeve: women, their greatest untapped resource...
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Women Mean Business
Women will be crucial to achieving a full economic recovery from the current recession, says I.M.O.W. Global Council member Irene Natividad, president of the Global Summit of Women, a summit for women leaders on best practices in advancing women's economic opportunities worldwide...
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More Than Microfinance
In economics, people frequently use terms such as "micro" or "macro." Nowadays, "micro" is generally associated with microcredit or microfinance, two terms that have become synonymous with the popular practice of giving small loans to people--most often women--to start small businesses and make money for themselves and their families...
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MULTIMEDIA: Can Women Rescue the Economy?
On June 16, 2009, Economica curator Masum Momaya, President and CEO of Women's World Banking Mary Ellen Iskenderian and board member of Astia Monica Morse discussed the global impact of women on economic development at an event hosted by the World Affairs Council and the International Museum of Women.
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Economics and Public Health
I.M.O.W. Global Council Member Indira Chakravarty, Ph.D. and Doctor of Science, spoke with I.M.O.W. about the perceived economic value of women in India, and how basic rights such as health care, clean water, and basic education can make all the difference for empowering Indian women to contribute fully to the economy and society...
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From the Ground Up
I.M.O.W. Global Council member Joyce Mungherera, former vice president of the World YWCA and Freedom from Hunger laureate, argues that supporting women by focusing on the grassroots can be the best way to advance a community. Mungherera has seen grassroots organizing work firsthand; she served as the executive director of the YWCA in Uganda for 30 years, working from the ground up to improve women's literacy, access to family planning and overall quality of life...
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