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Facts & Figures: Economic Empowerment

Facts and Figures: Economic Empowerment  Women’s economic empowerment is central to realizing women’s rights and gender equality. Women’s economic empowerment includes women’s ability to participate equally in existing markets; their access to and control over productive resources, access to decent work, control over their own time, lives and bodies; and increased voice, agency and meaningful participation in economic decision-making at all levels from the household to international institutions. Empowering women in the economy and closing gender gaps in the world of work are key to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development [1] and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 5, to achieve gender equality, and Goal 8, to promote full and productive employment ...

International Day of the Girl Child

As we approach the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform and Declaration for action, on this International Day of the Girl Child, let us renew our commitment to invest in girls’ health, education and safety and put an end to harmful practices that hold girls back from reaching their full potential.

It’s up to us all to Close The Gap

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What Overthinking Looks Like

OK, That’s Enough!

Are there times in your life when you feel you’re not as ASSERTIVE as you would like to be? Being assertive, is having the confidence and belief in yourself, and its part of  your empowerment journey. You can learn the skills required, you can practice and embed these skills so they become a natural skill. You will start to experience positive results, you will increase positive relationships and you will feel in the flow and will be empowered! Want to know four steps to becoming more assertive, then keep reading. OK, I have had enough of this, I am fed up with feeling undermined, over ruled and not being seen or heard! I want to put my opinion over without being shouted down! I want to say how it is from side! I am fed up with putting others’ first  before myself! Becoming awa...

A Serious Empathy Deficit?

To be empowered is to be vulnerable, to have empathy and be empathic is also to be vulnerable. Brene Brown makes it so clear that, vulnerability is the key for personal and organisational empowerment to thrive. She also shows us that for personal and organisational creativity to grow, it requires empathy. Buy hey empathy requires us to be vulnerable!  I don’t do vulnerability! Brene explains more about what I include in the EmpowerMe process and brings clarity to the fact that we are in a serious empathy deficit. We need to shift our mind-set regarding what we think to be our weaknesses, and  acknowledge that maybe its the ignition to courage.      

Vulnerabilty

Every time we are faced with a difficult or unknown situation we need to deal with, we take a risk. We will feel uncertain and exposed. We will feel vulnerable. Most of us try and fight those feelings- we strive to appear in control, ‘I’ve got this’ and to be ‘perfect’. I am a huge fan of Dr Brene Brown and her research, and she challenges everything we think about vulnerability. This month: The How Dare She Power Circle members, will be discussing; the widely accepted myth, that vulnerability is a weakness. I will argue that is in fact a strength and that it’s an integral part of personal empowerment. If you would like to be part of a Power Circle and this discussion, love to hear from you.  

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