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Exitosas Mujeres en Jordania

Development Gateway Foundation
dgCommunities: Gender and Development
http://topics.developmentgateway.org/gender?intcmp=911
June 19, 2007

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1. NEW HIGHLIGHT: Success Stories of Women Entrepreneurs in Jordan (Courtesy MicroFund for Women)
2. HIGHLIGHT RESOURCES
3. DISCUSSION: Is Gender Being Factored into Climate Change Policy Decisions?
4. IFC-Financial Times Essay Competition: Through Sept. 30
5. ARCHIVED HIGHLIGHT: Women will Suffer More From Global Warming
6. FROM DG COMMUNITIES: Development Gateway Foundation Photo Contest
7. UPDATE: Advisors & Cooperating Organizations
8. MEMBER DIRECTORY: Update Your Profile for Networking & Collaboration
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Dear Member,

Welcome to your newsletter from the Gender and Development dgCommunity of the Development Gateway.

Anuradha Bhattacharjee
Content Coordinator

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1. NEW! HIGHLIGHT: Success Stories of Women Entrepreneurs in Jordan ( Courtesy MicroFund for Women)
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Um Nidal - When asked what makes her business so successful, Um Nidal proudly says "any woman who has the will and the ambition to start a project, over time, can be successful."

Um Nidal's strength and accomplishments represent the Jordanian woman that MicroFund for Women (MFW) takes pride in and finds inspiration to further pursue its mission towards empowering women in this country. Having studies till only Grade 5, and marrying at a very early age, Um Nidal had to face many hardships. Faced with financial problems, Um Nidal decided to start her own embroidery business and contribute to the household income. Starting with one or two dresses, Um Nidal's embroidery business would eventually grow to employ a number of assistants and produce up to 50 dresses per month.

Blessed with an entrepreneurial mind and an energetic spirit, Um Nidal has expanded her income generating projects to trading olive oil from Ajloun to the rest of the Kingdom. "Penny over penny, I was able to start my embroidery business and expand to the olive oil business, both of which significantly helped me build a better life for myself and my family." Um Nidal is now working towards ensuring a better future for her children; supporting their education at the university level, whilst expanding her home to accommodate for her children's families in the future. "It may be true that I have not received an official education, but I have learnt many lessons from life and from my interactions with people, and it is precisely these lessons that have made me successful and it is these experiences that I have used for my business."

Hana' Khattab - After the death of her husband, Hana' faced the harsh reality of having to raise nine children and pay off a large debt. With no other option, she sold her jewelry sell, repaid the debt and bought a cart to sell fruits & vegetables in her neighborhood. Her two older sons stood beside her and shared the responsibilities - and slowly, her income started to grow. After some time, she was able to buy another cart and expand her business. In 1997, Hana' heard of MFW and the financial services it provides to micro entrepreneurs, so she applied for a small loan of 100 JDs, in order to develop her enterprise into a grocery store.

It has been nine years that Hana' has taken loans from MFW to keep her business going and today, she owns two big vehicles for transporting fruit and vegetables transportation, in addition to her store, and a beautiful home.
Hana' has big dreams; she wants to buy the store next-door and expand the business to home delivery of frozen meat products.

Micro Fund for Women is a partner of Women's World Banking (WWB). This article and photograph of Um NIdal courtesy WWB, a Cooperating Organization with dgCommunity Gender and Development.

http://topics.developmentgateway.org/gender?intcmp=911

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2. HIGHLIGHT RESOURCES
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- Micro Fund for Women, Jordan - Empowering Every Ambitious Woman
http://topics.developmentgateway.org/gender/rc/ItemDetail.do~1105144?intcmp=911

- Micro Fund for Women, Jordan - Winner of "2006 Best Microfinance Investment in the Arab Region."
http://topics.developmentgateway.org/gender/rc/ItemDetail.do~1105149?intcmp=911

- Women's World Banking Clients
http://topics.developmentgateway.org/gender/rc/ItemDetail.do~1105153?intcmp=911

- SHARE MicroFin Ltd (SML) India - Partner of Women's World Banking
http://topics.developmentgateway.org/gender/rc/ItemDetail.do~1105174?intcmp=911

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3. DISCUSSION: Is Gender Being Factored into Climate Change Policy Decisions?
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Women who are educated and earn money have a better status in society. More and more micro finance institutions are bringing empowerment to women around the world through economic independence. Please share your experiences with the community on real life case studies from your part of the world and about women's groups which are helping themselves and the community.

http://topics.developmentgateway.org/gender/discussion/default/showDiscussion.do~id=3862?intcmp=911

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4. IFC-Financial Times Essay Competition: Through Sept. 30
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The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Financial Times invite entries to our 2nd annual essay contest about the role of the private sector in international development. Our competition offers entrants an unparalleled opportunity to share their research and ideas with a prestigious expert jury panel and to reach an international audience. The top prize is a US$20,000 cash award. Winning essays will be published on the IFC and FT web sites. The winners will be announced in early 2008.

We are accepting entries from Wednesday, April 25, 2007 to Sunday, September 30, 2007. For details on how to apply, and to view all six of last year's winning entries, please visit us at: http://www.ifc.org/competition

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5. ARCHIVED HIGHLIGHT: Women will Suffer More From Global Warming
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The food security scenario in South Asia has witnessed rapid progress over the last few decades, yet nutrition outcomes, especially those related to women and children, have failed to keep pace. This paper contends that the role of women in providing food and nutrition security at the household and individual level needs to be examined, if the paradox of persisting malnutrition amid macro level food sufficiency is to be resolved. Food security, in its broader connotation, results from the availability of adequate food, effective consumption, and desirable nutrition outcomes. As such, it is intricately linked with a woman's multiple roles expressed in her productive, reproductive, and caring functions. However, even focussed efforts aimed at resolving the problems faced by women in performing one or other of their roles, may fail to produce expected results, if the issues underlying each function and their inter-linkages are not fully understood. The paper thus attempts to review various aspects of the relationship between women and food security in South Asia, highlight the issues that require urgent focus and indicate emerging concerns in the region.

http://topics.developmentgateway.org/gender/rc/ItemDetail.do~1101877?intcmp=911

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6. FROM DG COMMUNITIES: Development Gateway Foundation Photo Contest
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The Development Gateway Foundation is calling for photographs illustrating socio-economic development in developing countries. Images must include a description explaining how that image is representative of development. Each entrant may submit up to three photographs. The deadline to submit photographs is September 21, 2007. The winner will receive $500. Get the complete details and enter the contest at:

http://www.dgfoundation.org/news-events/photo-contest.html?intcmp=800

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7. UPDATE: Advisors & Cooperating Organizations
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As dgCommunity Gender and Development keeps growing - this update will make it easier to become acquainted with all our Advisors and Cooperating Organizations and welcome those who have just joined us.

Advisors: Zofia Lapniewska joins:

Linda Alepin, Hilary Anderson, Heather Boonstra, Helene Carlsson, Robin Chandler, Nancy Hafkin, Karen Hudes, Barbara Giuliano, A.K. Shiva Kumar, Susan McLucas, Swasti MItter, Gloria Moreno-Fontes, Elly Pradervand, Diana Rivington, Vidyamali Samarasinghe, Kayoko Shibata, Hilda Tadria, Lynn Thiesmeyer, Rosalba Todaro

http://topics.developmentgateway.org/gender/team/showTeam.do?intcmp=911

Cooperating Organizations - http://topics.developmentgateway.org/gender/organizations/showOrgs.do?d-49494-p=1&orgTypes=coop&intcmp=911

New Partners Join!:
- Center for HIV Information (CHI) at UCSF
- HIV InSite (UCSF)
- Women, Children and HIV (UCSF)
- Women's World Banking

CEMINA; FEMNET; Global Fund for Women; Global Women's Leadership Network; Healthy Tomorrow (SINI SANUMAN); International Cyber University ILO; MAMTA Health Institute for Mother and Child; NEWW; Pathfinder International; Population Services International; f] SEWA Soul City Institute; Sustainable Development Network; The Guttmacher Institute; ICRW; The Population Council; UNIFEM; Ugunja Community Resource Centre; UN-INSTRAW; Vital Voices; Women for Women International; WOUGNET; WWIS; Zubaan Books

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8. MEMBER DIRECTORY - UPDATE YOUR MEMBER PROFILE!
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With over 30,000 registered dgCommunities members, the Member Directory provides a one-stop shop for key contacts and collaboration worldwide. We invite you to take advantage of this unprecedented collaborative tool and add your profile today!

Our new Member Directory enables you to more easily contact fellow professionals in the international development community for expert advice, information, and collaboration. You will be able to find development practitioners from over 200 countries, with interests and expertise in dozens of areas, including your own! We invite you to update your member profile to let your colleagues in development know more about your interests and expertise. You'll find the profiles very useful when using the Member Directory to communicate and collaborate with fellow members on your next program or project. Log onto the dgCommunity platform by clicking http://topics.developmentgateway.org/um/user/showUserAccount.do?intcmp=911 Then, under "Manage Your Account" in the upper right, click "Edit Member Profile".

Quick Start - 4 Easy Steps:

-ESTABLISH YOUR PROFILE
Let your colleagues in development know more about your interests and expertise through your dgCommunities profile. Simply log in and go to My Gateway http://topics.developmentgateway.org/um/user/showUserAccount.do?intcmp=911 On upper right under "Manage Your Account", scroll down to "Edit Member Profile", and click "Edit this information".

-SEARCH FOR MEMBERS
Log in to the Development Gateway and go to "My Gateway". On upper right, scroll down to "Manage Your Contacts" and click "Search directory" to add new contacts. You can search by: name, country, interest, expertise, organization, organization type, or by keywords in member bios. Search Results will show you a list of members with a link to their profiles. You can also reach the Member Directory on My Gateway on the left column under "Member Services" when you scroll down and click "Directory" http://topics.developmentgateway.org/um/user/showMemberDirectory.do?intcmp=911

-COMMUNICATE WITH MEMBERS
When viewing a member's profile, click "Contact this user". This will open a message box in which you can type and send a message through our message forwarding system.

-CREATE OWN CONTACT LIST OF MEMBERS
You can build a list of key contacts and form your own network of members. Searching for members will produce a results list; you can then select members to be added to your "My Contacts" list by clicking on the plus sign under "Status" for each desired contact. Or, when viewing a particular member's profile, click "Add this member to My Contacts". Your full contact list can be viewed when you log in, go to My Gateway, scroll down to "Manage Your Contacts" and click "View your dgCommunity contacts list".

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DID YOU KNOW?
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Did you know that as a member of the Gender and Development dgCommunity you can share your knowledge resources (e.g., websites, papers, reports, presentations, images, news, events, etc) in just about any format including streaming audio and video.
Each resource will be described on a unique interactive page that will acknowledge you as the contributor and link to your profile. To view full text of knowledge resources, users will follow links to host websites, which will benefit from increased traffic from the Development Gateway community!

Simply click on the "Add content here" hyperlink at: http://topics.developmentgateway.org/gender/rc/Contribute.do~flag=url~from=SampleLayout?intcmp=911

Thank you!
Anuradha Bhattacharjee
Content Coordinator
gender@developmentgateway.org
http://topics.developmentgateway.org/gender?intcmp=911

Publicado por DG. el 12 de Julio, 2007, 15:44 ~ Comentar ~ Referencias (0)


 
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