Equality Means Business

More Than 600 Representatives From Business, Government and Civil Society Call for Gender Equality at the United Nations

Press Release

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., March 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The United Nations Global Compact, United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP) and UN Women convened over 600 representatives from business, Government and civil society this week to discuss business action to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Technology and Role Models Enabling New Life Trajectories For Women

Combining the powers of new communication technologies and role modeling can help challenge gender stereotypes and transform lives of girls and women around the world, as demonstrated by ConnectEd, a Signature program of the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation.

Imagine the scene (or see it in action): a young local woman carrying a laptop in a bag, striding purposefully down a rough street in a migrant community on the outskirts of Delhi, weaving her way through the rubbish and open drains, and eventually reaching a simple classroom, full of girls and boys, where she sits down on a mat on the concrete floor, unzips her bag, takes out her laptop and starts teaching the days lessons…

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