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Around the world, girls and women continue to suffer from a lack of economic opportunity, inadequate health care and education, early marriage, sexual violence, and discrimination.

The good news is that empowering girls and women yields undeniable returns — for everyone in the community.
By focusing on girls and women, innovative businesses and organizations can spur economic progress, expand markets, and improve health and education outcomes for everyone.
 

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5 Lessons Learned from Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship

Forbes

It was an intense and emotional three days in Oxford for the Skoll World Forum last week. Watching leaders from across sectors share their insights, vulnerabilities and revolutionary ideas created an atmosphere of openness, where a number of themes and lessons emerged.

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It was an intense and emotional three days in Oxford for the Skoll World Forum last week. Watching leaders from across sectors share their insights, vulnerabilities and revolutionary ideas created an atmosphere of openness, where a number of themes and lessons emerged.

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Want to Fight Human Trafficking?

Devex

“There is no silver bullet in the fight against trafficking,” Cecile Flores-Oebanda, founder and executive director of the Visayan Forum Foundation. The head of VFF shared with Devex six best practices learned during the organization’s successful campaign against human trafficking, which has helped more than 70,000 trafficking victims or potential victims over the past two decades.

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“There is no silver bullet in the fight against trafficking,” Cecile Flores-Oebanda, founder and executive director of the Visayan Forum Foundation. The head of VFF shared with Devex six best practices learned during the organization’s successful campaign against human trafficking, which has helped more than 70,000 trafficking victims or potential victims over the past two decades.

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Why Water Access Matters to Poverty Reduction

CNN GPS

Last Saturday was World Water Day – a day the United Nations and its member countries have devoted to promoting sustainable management of the world's water resources. It seems fitting that it falls in March, women’s history month, because the lives of women and their families are inextricably linked to access to clean water and sanitation.

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Last Saturday was World Water Day – a day the United Nations and its member countries have devoted to promoting sustainable management of the world's water resources. It seems fitting that it falls in March, women’s history month, because the lives of women and their families are inextricably linked to access to clean water and sanitation.

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I View Mothers With Awe

Huffington Post

Each and every one of us belongs to a long lineage of women stretching back through the aeons of time, without whom our very existence would not have been facilitated. Mothers are the portal to life and as such should be revered, treasured and respected.  

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Each and every one of us belongs to a long lineage of women stretching back through the aeons of time, without whom our very existence would not have been facilitated. Mothers are the portal to life and as such should be revered, treasured and respected.  

“In the U.N. they don't like to deal with sensitive issues ... but the U.N. provides a forum which allows for dialog and debate and [coming] to agreement in the end on these many difficult issues.”

Nafis Sadik

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Forum 2014

Education is a Savior

Rafiatu Lawal
Campaign for Female Education

 
 
 

I look forward to learning more from the great experiences of the international community represented at the Skoll World Forum and to making partnerships with those interested in education and economic empowerment.

Article: Forum 2014
 

I look forward to learning more from the great experiences of the international community represented at the Skoll World Forum and to making partnerships with those interested in education and economic empowerment.

Article
Forum 2014

Inside Root Capital's Women in Agriculture Initiative

Catherine Gill
Root Capital

 
 
 

I am honored to be participating in the panel at this year’s Skoll World Forum in April on Unlocking the Entrepreneurial Ambition of Women. At Root Capital, I have been one of the co-developers of our Women in Agriculture Initiative, the purpose of which is to increase the impact we have on women in agricultural value chains.

Article: Forum 2014
 

I am honored to be participating in the panel at this year’s Skoll World Forum in April on Unlocking the Entrepreneurial Ambition of Women. At Root Capital, I have been one of the co-developers of our Women in Agriculture Initiative, the purpose of which is to increase the impact we have on women in agricultural value chains.

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Child Marriage: A CFR InfoGuide Presentation

Council on Foreign Relations

Child marriage remains widespread in developing countries, disproportionately affecting girls and endangering their lives and livelihoods. Rooted in cultural tradition and poverty, the practice not only violates human rights laws but also threatens stability and economic development.

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Child marriage remains widespread in developing countries, disproportionately affecting girls and endangering their lives and livelihoods. Rooted in cultural tradition and poverty, the practice not only violates human rights laws but also threatens stability and economic development.

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The China Challenge: Is It Worth the Effort?

Jenny Bowen
Half the Sky Foundation

 
 
 

The challenges are never small in China, but the opportunities have never been greater.

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The challenges are never small in China, but the opportunities have never been greater.

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Africa's Next Generation

Adam Robert Green, This is Africa of the Financial Times Ltd.

Eleanor Whitehead, This is Africa of the Financial Times Ltd.

 
 
 

For decades, government jobs across much of Africa were allocated according to patronage, kinship or social network. At the top, strongmen dominated politics from the end of colonial rule to the 1990s, with barely any rulers peacefully ousted at the ballot box. Today, things look very different.

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For decades, government jobs across much of Africa were allocated according to patronage, kinship or social network. At the top, strongmen dominated politics from the end of colonial rule to the 1990s, with barely any rulers peacefully ousted at the ballot box. Today, things look very different.

“One village is not enough. It takes a whole social network to change behaviour.”

Molly Melching

Session
Forum 2013

Closing Plenary

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Forum 2013

Thursday Morning Plenary

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