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The ultimate solution in combating violence is achieving equality

Photograph: Jakov Simović

The ultimate solution in combating violence is achieving equality

In celebration of women's strength and women's entrepreneurship, and on the occasion of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, a Bazaar "Women's Initiatives in Social Entrepreneurship" was organized on July 30, 2019 at Dorcol Platz in the framework of the project "Support to Priority Actions for Gender Equality in Serbia", implemented by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) with funding from the European Union.

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Empowering women through social entrepreneurship

Ilustration by: Marija Matić Dobre brlje

Women are more likely to be social entrepreneurs and they often do so for much more than just financial reasons. Often, women also decide to create social enterprises in order to support other women. So, how can social entrepreneurship economically empower women and girls across the world?

Social enterprises are by women for women

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There need to be more investment opportunities for women entrepreneurs

Photograph by: Marija Piroški
 
Women’s motivation to start a business
 
Female entrepreneurship is still rare in some countries, and across the world there seems to exist a gap between male and female entrepreneurship and self-employment. What exactly is causing this gap?  
 
Gender gaps in business and self-employment
 
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