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Senegal appoints female Prime Minister © UN Women

“I am here to share with you that the President of the Republic of Senegal Mr. Macky Sall has honoured me in proposing that I lead the new administration,” said Aminata Touré, in a press briefing in the capital city of Dakar on 1 September 2013, following the official announcement that she would bec…

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ECB aims to double share of women in high-ranking positions © ECB

The Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to introduce gender targets with the aim of doubling the share of women in management. By end of 2019, 35% of middle management positions (Heads of Division, Deputy Heads of Division, Heads of Section, Senior Advisers and Advisers) a…

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Improving Women’s Lives through Evidence  World Bank

In Kenya, vouchers and information provided to high-school and college students help nudge more women into lucrative jobs like motor-vehicle mechanics and driving, jobs traditionally dominated by men. In Rwanda, improved land tenure security has empowered women land owners to boost their investments…

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