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Paraguay: Girls in the forest – unleashing young girl’s potential

Palmira Paola Mereles is a 17 year old girl from the small, rural community of Ybyra Robana in Cannindeyu, a region in the north of Paraguay. For Paola and many girls from her impoverished community, the chances of getting a... Continue Reading →

Fundacion Paraguaya: Committed to Improving the Life of Women in Paraguay

Fundacion Paraguaya (FP), the first microfinance programme and development NGO in Paraguay, was founded in 1985 by a group of visionary businessmen and professionals committed to the cause of development and economic growth, at a time when social work was extremely... Continue Reading →

Central America: Creating better opportunities for women in the workforce

While labour markets have improved considerably in Central America in the past decade, women in the region suffered disproportionally from the consequences of the financial crisis of 2008. According to UNIFEM, about half a million people lost their jobs during... Continue Reading →

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