The Economic Impact of the Floods on Women

You are invited to share your stories about issues that have impacted economically upon the quality and safety of your life and factors that may contribute to improving the economic circumstances for women in disaster affected areas. The aim of the consultative forum is to gather women's experiences and to highlight key strategies employed to maintain a living, and share suggestions for ways in which disaster relief can be improved for Australian women affected. For more details about our project: Voices from Flood Plains If you are interested in this project, please join…Read more

Women’s Housing, Land & Property

Women are the worst affected in forced evictions, resettlement schemes, slum clearance, domestic violence, civil conflict, discriminatory inheritance laws and practices, development projects, and globalisation policies. Rape is often used to forcibly remove women from their homes before and during forced evictions. UN-HABITAT's Land and Tenure Section is the agency's point of reference for land management and tenure systems, policies and legislation that help achieve adequate shelter, security of tenure and equal access to economic resources for all, with a specific focus on gender equality. The main focus areas and mandate are implementation…Read more

Launch of the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2012

On 17 January, the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2012 (WESP) will be launched in multi-city locations around the world. The first chapter of the report on the “Global economic outlook”, pre-released on 1 December 2011, reveals that persistent high unemployment, the euro area debt crisis and premature fiscal austerity have already slowed global growth and factor into the possibility of a new recession. The forecast has been significantly downgraded compared to six months ago and predicts that, at best, the global economy will “muddle through” with the growth of world gross product…Read more

World will miss economic benefit of 1.8 billion young people

The world is in danger of missing a golden opportunity for development and economic growth, a "demographic dividend", as the largest cohort of young people ever known see their most economically productive years wasted, a major UN population report warned last week. The potential economic benefits of having such a large global population of young people will go unfulfilled, as a generation suffers from a lack of education, and investment in infrastructure and job creation, the authors said. "When young people can claim their rights to health, education and decent working conditions, they…Read more

Institute of Public Accountants launches Partnership Beyond Numbers

The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) has launched it's initiative  Partnership Beyond Numbers. "This message is simple, clear and concise. You can only get so far on your own." said Andrew Conway IPA Chief Executive Officer. "The theme for the campaign is a fresh, vibrant presentation focused on our core intention of providing ‘partnerships beyond numbers." The IPA is a professional organisation for accountants recognised for their practical, hands-on skills and a broad understanding of the total business environment. As a progressive, responsive accounting body committed to integrity, professionalism and professional development, it…Read more
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