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UN Secretary General António Guterres’ speech at the UN Townhall for the Meeting of the Civil Society at CSW63

This year the meeting was opened by the Executive Director of UN Women and the meeting started with songs while Secretary General was entering the Townhall. The auditorium was full of representatives of many countries with their colorful outfits. KAGIDER (Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey) was at the meeting with…

Dr. Gülden Turktan has received the Public Recognition Award of the Second Eurasian Women Forum of 2018 in St.Petersburg, Russia.

The Forum has been organized by the courtesy of government of Russia with auspices of President Putin. The award is organized for the recognition of the achievements of women in their work and for their contributions towards the sustainable development of the society. The Second Eurasian Women’s Forum Award embodies…

Interview with Dr. Gulden Turktan, the first President of the Women 20 group

During the 2015 G20 Presidency of Turkey, in April 2015, the Women 20 (W20) group was created to increase women’s participation in the business world. The W20 will operate similarly to the Business 20 (B20) group and will act as an engagement group with a Secretariat responsible for preparing a…

Conference on Gender and Trade, closing the Gender Gap – A Tool for Economic & Trade Development in Pakistan

According to World Economic Forum’s (WEF) November 2017 paper, Pakistan ranks 143 among 144 countries of the study in gender gap index, whereas neighboring Bangladesh ranks 47- which represents the best rank in the region. Taking the current ranking into consideration, the opportunity for improvement seems to be huge for Pakistan.  World…

WEF 2018 Davos, Women and W20 in a Fractured World and Digital Transparency to Enlighten Us All First

WEF 2018 Meetings in Davos  In Davos, the concept of the year was “women.” But, the topic that followed or perhaps even somewhat surpassed the topic of gender equity was the fact that President Trump was coming to Davos for the first time and “what shall he be saying to…