The next generation of entrepreneurs  

A group of youth sitting together outside.

These are Niger’s future entrepreneurs, teachers, and doctors. Those who will build the country and dream up new ideas. Those who will work for equal rights and opportunities for all.

The group meets every week after school. They get together to save money and have created their own little bank. Everyone saves what they can, and those who need it can borrow money to test out their own business ideas.

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How to fix the sexist future of work

https://www.careimages.org/?r=83397

The future of work is profoundly sexist. COVID-19 accelerated the “work of the future” with remote work, more digital opportunities, and the fourth industrial revolution. At the same time, it both laid bare existing inequalities AND accelerated those inequalities. The first three industrial revolutions opened up rights and equality. The fourth one threatens to roll them all back.

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Jordan: The answer is called Ra’eda

Ra'eda Abu Halawa

Ra’eda Abu Halawa works as a plumber, installing water tanks and repairing and installing pipes in bathrooms and kitchens. This is unusual in Jordan because women plumbers are very rare in the country, but that doesn’t bother Ra-eda.

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