World Solidarity

World Solidarity believes strongly in the power of people together. Started in 1974, World Solidarity (WSM) is the NGO in charge of the international cooperation of the Christian Workers Movement in Belgium. With their support and funds from the Belgian Development Cooperation, World Solidarity works with partner organisations in Africa, Latin America and Asia to create Decent Work worldwide in order to guarantee a better life. WSM and IIWE support 73 social movements and 21 synergies in 23 countries (Google map).

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Kazakh Vice Minister of Labour and Social Protection Nurzhan Altayev held an open lecture at Nur Otan Party headquarters dedicated to the country’s nationwide mass entrepreneurship programme.The unemployed, self-employed, small business entities and members of agricultural cooperatives are eligible to apply for the programme. To receive a loan, individuals can contact local employment centres, branches of the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs or the akimats (administrations) of their rural districts.

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To test whether child care obligations limit African women from engaging in paid work, we conducted a randomized study which provided subsidized early child care (ECC) to selected mothers living in a slum area of Nairobi, Kenya. We found that not only are mothers eager to send their children to ECC centers, but also that women who were given subsidized ECC were, on average, 8.5 percentage points (or over 17%) more likely than those who were not to be employed. This effect rose to over 20 percentage points among women who actually used the ECC services.

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A US$200 million emergency package to provide social support and employment for communities devastated in Iraq’s ongoing armed conflicts has been agreed by the World Bank.

The Emergency Social Stabilization and Resilience Project (ESSRP) aims to improve the livelihoods of more than a million households in areas liberated from ISIS forces. The programme will be administered by the Iraqi government to tie in with its existing Iraq Social Protection Strategic Roadmap.

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The World Bank Group approved today the Emergency Social Stabilization and Resilience Project (ESSRP), a US$200 million project that aims to improve the livelihoods of over one million Iraqi in liberated areas through the provision of cash, short-term employment, and other means of social support, namely to the most vulnerable.

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Union Nationale des Femmes de Djibouti (UNFD)

Union Nationale des Femmes de Djibouti (UNFD) was created on 30 April 1977. UNFD works for the empowerment of women and the protection of maternal and child health. UNFD also works to end poverty, illiteracy and all forms of discrimination against women.  UNFD undertakes advocacy activities amongst the population of Djibouti and also targets the leaders in these activities. UNFD works to ensure that laws are passed that are favourable to women.

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DHAKA, BANGLADESH (18 January 2018) — Together with the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and representatives of development partners, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President Wencai Zhang attended the Bangladesh Development Forum (BDF) in Dhaka on 17 January 2018. As a keynote speaker of the opening session, he reaffirmed ADB’s commitment to supporting Bangladesh in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and assisting the country in fulfilling its growth aspirations.

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As the Yemen crisis enters its fourth year, the scale of protection and humanitarian needs is staggering.

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This event will compare and contrast perspectives on microfinance in the East and West, focusing on the inclusion of people in rural areas, environmental impacts, technology and the future of the sector. This Summit will also focus on recent regulation and legislation, the inclusion of non-developed segments in the Microfinance industry, and the social impact of investing.

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Microfinance is a revolutionary approach to development finance with the provision of financial services such as credit, savings, insurance, money transfer to poor and low income households and their micro-enterprises. The Conference, organized by the WMIT Group Sdn Bhd. will take place from 12th Feb to 13th Feb 2018 at the Hotel Bangi-Putrajaya in Bandar Baru Bangi, Malaysia. The conference will cover areas including microfinance challenges in the non-banking sector and microfinance in cooperative movement.
 

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