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2019 Papua New Guinea Women’s Forum: A Reflection Amidst COVID-19

07.23.2020
The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby, had the distinct privilege to host the fifth Papua New Guinea Women’s Forum in Port Moresby last November. Half a year since the Forum, CIPE is taking the opportunity to review the Forum ...

FWEAN District Chapters Greatly Impacted Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

06.12.2020
Virtually all businesses in Nepal are at a standstill due to the lockdown in response to COVID-19, proving to have devastating impacts on women entrepreneurs. Mandated lockdowns have forced markets to close, creating damaging repercussions for women in business. The Federation of Woman Entrepreneurs...

Advocating for Expanded Access to Finance for Women Entrepreneurs in Nepal

03.30.2020
Across South Asia, many women entrepreneurs face several formal and informal obstacles that prevent them from participating fully in the economy. To address these challenges, CIPE supported the Federation of Women Entrepreneurs’ Association of Nepal (FWEAN) to better engage with its members and a...

Gender Inclusive Policy Reforms in Pakistan – Progress Since 2017

03.26.2020
Pakistan was recently ranked 151 out of 153 on the global gender parity index, according to a World Economic Forum report. To help combat this issue, CIPE and its partners have worked towards women empowerment through policy reforms since 2006. In a country that has been performing poorly on the Ge...

Despite Obstacles, Guatemalan Entrepreneur Finds Success

03.13.2020
Being an entrepreneur in Latin America is difficult.   Being an entrepreneur in a city that is hours away on a winding road from the capital city in Guatemala is even harder. In addition, as a woman, the challenge of being a successful entrepreneur is even greater. Women face many cultural barrie...

CIPE Celebrates Women’s History Month

03.04.2020
CIPE is celebrating International Women’s History Month in March.   Throughout the month of March, CIPE will be publishing and revisiting content related to our work in women’s programming around the globe, and highlighting our Center for Women’s Economic Empowerment (CWEE) la...
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