Making Ecopreneurs: Developing Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Green industry aims at mainstreaming environmental, climate and social considerations into the operations of enterprises. The greening of existing and the creation of new green industries has great potential to minimize harmful impact of climate change, environmental degradation and natural disasters on women’s livelihoods and food security. This may be considered as entry points to achieve inclusive and sustainable industrial development. The campaign highlights that women are important agents of change and play an active and substantial role in the management and conservation of natural resources, hence inclusion of both women and men could propel green industry and lead to better development outcomes.

The advocacy campaign on “Women in Green Industry” emphasizes the fact that enabling conducive policy environment coupled with deliberate action by government, the private sector, and development practitioners among others, are necessary to utilize the full potential of women’s participation in green growth.

Violence against women and girls have many faces. Verbal abuse is one form of violence that might not always be visible to others, but can deeply affect a person’s physical and emotional well-being.

Stop Verbal Abuse!

Video produced as a collaboration between the Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan, Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy & UN Women Pakistan.

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The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets were formally adopted by the UN member states during the SDGs Summit at the UN on 25-27th September 2015. Pakistan is one of the first countries in the world to have adopted the SDGs through a unanimous resolution of the parliament. The 17 SDGs aim to leverage the linkages between economic development and human well-being to improve the situation of People (human development), Planet (environment), Prosperity (economic development and poverty alleviation), Peace (peaceful and tolerant societies) by 2030.

The Dawn newspaper is running a special series on the SDGs to explore the significance of achieving each one of them, and what it means for Pakistan.

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