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Co-ops “Step it Up” for gender equality on IWD 2017

Co-ops “Step it Up” for gender equality on IWD 2017

By on March 8, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

In recognition of International Women’s Day, the global peak body for co-operatives, the International Co-operative Alliance, has focused attention on how the changing nature of work and labour market presents different scenarios for women and men. For example, the chances for women to participate in the labour market remains almost 27 percent points lower than for […]




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Co-operatives and the empowerment of women

Co-operatives and the empowerment of women

By on March 8, 2016 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

To mark International Women’s Day 2016 the global co-operative sector has released a video message from International Co-operative Alliance President, Monique Leroux, CEO of Desjardins Group. This year’s theme is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. Co-operatives promote gender equality through open membership, self-help and economic participation. Co-operatives empower women to access finance […]




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