Nov

18

Micro and Small Businesses led by Women 0 Reply

Celebrating the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020

& Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED)

25 November 2020 | 3pm – 5pm London time

Belgrade, Evora, Lisbon, Novi Sad

Entrepreneurship is an important driver of economic growth and it provides economic opportunities everywhere.

Despite women entrepreneurs are to make a greater impact across economies, only 34.4 % of the European Union (EU) self-employed and 30 % of start-up entrepreneurs are women. In order to increase women´s participation in economy and entrepreneurship, special policy attention is needed on matters including but not limited to education, and non-discrimination, in areas such as access to finance and property rights.The OECD Recommendation on Gender Equality calls on governments to reduce the gender gap in entrepreneurship activity and support women entrepreneurs in confronting issues and strengthening the necessary skills to their success. Women´s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decisionmaking, including the economic, as well as to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over financial services are some of the targets established by the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.

In order to support women´s entrepreneurs and celebrate the Women´s Entrepreneurship Day 2020, Dialogue Café network will organise a specific session on Micro and Small Business led by Women in the framework of the Exchange of Businesspersons and Entrepreneurs organised by our partners in Évora, the ADRAL Regional Agency for the Development of the Alentejo region and the Europe Direct Initiative.

The session, which will take place on 25th November from 3pm to 5pm London time, aims at sharing businesswomen knowledge, supporting women´s entrepreneurs and promoting networking within the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WEDO) global movement.

Businesswomen and women´s entrepreneurs invited to the online discussion will share experiences, views and testimonials as well as will address the following questions as well as other raised during the session:

  • What led you to follow your own project?
  • Why do you think there is still such a big difference in the gender of entrepreneurs?
  • What were the main difficulties you have faced as entrepreneur, as women entrepreneur? If you have come across some.
  • What are the major challenges that women face in micro and medium business?;
  • What are the business skills all women entrepreneurs need to develop to achieve success?;
  • Share a tip about entrepreneurship
  • Best business models;
  • The role of cooperation and networking in business development.

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Feb

19

An equal world is an enabled world. Celebration of the International Day of Women. 0 Reply

women´s day

In the framework of the International Women´s Day 2020 and the #UN75 Anniversary Campaign, Dialogue Café network members are organising a debate focused on equality that will take place next 10 March 2020 from 3pm to 5pm London time.

In this session we will celebrate women´s achievements while speaking out about inequality and common challenges.

With these purposes, relevant women from economic, social, and political fields will join the session and share with us their testimonials of success. In between, a discussion among the challenges we keep confronting as a unequal society will take place.

You are most welcome to join and participate in this amazing celebration.

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

Dialogue Café Belgrade (Youth Office)

  • Katarina Milenkovic, DC Belgrade
  • Sanja Popović Pantić, President of the Association of Business Women Serbia
  • Vita Latinovic, CEO Startup pygmy TITAN

Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia (Pedro Pires Institute for Leadership)

  • LĂşcia Cardoso, Musician and entrepreneur
  • Chissana MagalhĂŁes

Dialogue Café Évora – (Eugenio de Almeida Foundation)

  • Magda Camacho, Senior Social Education Technician & Volunteer Coordinator CVP-CHE (PT Red Cross)
  • LĂ©nia Fragoso, President of CPCJ (Commission for the Protection of Children and Youth of Évora)
  • Joana Good da Silva, Volunteer at Eugenio de Almeida Foundation
  • Gabriela Oliveira, Professional Scrum Master e Specialist in Project Management

Dialogue CafĂ© Évora – (ADRAL – Evora Tech)

  • Vanessa DurĂŁo, ADRAL – Alentejo Regional Development Agency
  • VitĂłria Duarte, Support Office for Economic Development of the Municipality of Viana do Alentejo.
  • Teresa Bileu, Senior Technician at ADRAL’s External Promotion Department

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar (Centar Duga)

  • Edina Hećo, MA of English language and literature, Professor in elementary school and English tutor in American Corner Novi Pazar

Dialogue Café Novi Sad (Youth Office)

  • Branislava Aradjan, DC Novi Sad
  • Aristea Stakic, Journalist at RTVojvodina
  • Marija Lukic, Best student award winner

With the participation of Dialogue Café Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation)!

Women´s Day Programme

#IWD2020 #EachforEqual #UN75

To know more about the session, keep posted or contact us at info(at)dialoguecafe.org

 

 

Feb

28

It´s time for Gender Equality 0 Reply

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Mar

15

Session on Gender equality and empowerment of women´s rights 0 Reply

Gender Equality & the Empowerment of Women´s Rights

 

Dialogue Café Serbia is coordinating a session on “Gender Equality and the empowerment of women´s rights” with the aim of supporting Gender equality and parity as both are key pillars to ensure a sustainable future for the world.

The session will address some of major challenges faces globally by women by promoting experiences and knowledge sharing between the countries and cities involved in the session. The event will take place in the framework of the Cycle “Women´s Empowerment: sharing challenges and good practices” organised by Dialogue Café.

In order to conduct the discussion and provide to participants with detailed information about the purpose of the debate and the issues we would like to raise during the discussion, please download the Concept Paper and the programme.

The session will take place on 22th March from 3-5pm London time. Dialogue Cafés participating are: Belgrade, Cidade de Praia, Cleveland, Lisbon, Novi Pazar, Rio de Janeiro. 

 

For more information contact us: 

Dialogue Café Serbia: Biljana Vukosavljevic – UNA Serbia

Dialogue Café Association – Dalia Sendra, Manager of Dialogue Café

 

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Sep

5

Women´s Empowerment: sharing challenges and good practices 0 Reply

From the local to the global level, women´s leadership and participation in society are restricted. Women are underrepresented at the political and economic level, as well as leading positions, whether in elected office, the civil service, the private sector or the Academia. This occurs despite their proven abilities as leaders and agents of change, and their right to participate equally in democratic governance. Women face several obstacles to participating in public life. Structural barriers through discriminatory laws and institutions still limit women´s options to run for office. Capacity gaps mean women are less likely than men to have the education, contacts and resources needed to become effective leaders. As the 2011 UN General Assembly resolution on women´s political participation notes, “Women in every part of the world continue to be largely marginalized from the political sphere, often as a result of discriminatory laws, practices, attitudes and gender stereotypes, low levels of education, lack of access to health care and the disproportionate effect of poverty on women”. Individual women have overcome these obstacles with great acclaim, and often to the benefit of society at large. But for women as a whole, the playing field needs to be level, opening opportunities for all[1].

 

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The first session of this cycle will be focused on the challenges we confront as society in fighting violence against women with the objective of promoting good practices, as well as disseminate testimonials of women.

The first session will take place on  28 September from 16h to 17h30 (London time). Dialogue Cafes participating in this cycle are: Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia, Dialogue Café Évora, and Dialogue Café Lisboa. 

Contact us for further information and download the final programme session I.

[1] See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/leadership-and-political-participation#sthash.H1Nvscel.dpuf

 

Feb

24

Women´s Empowerment through Creative Industries 2 2

 

Source: http://economia.icaew.com

Source: http://economia.icaew.com

“Creative industries are those industries that have their origin in individual creativity, skill, and talent, and have potential for job creation through the generation and exploitation of ideas or imagination. Using this broad definition, creative industries range from advertising and social media to the likes of agribusiness, design, and handicrafts. Creative industries provide a platform to support the sustained empowerment of women. In communities across the world, rich cultural value and traditional designs have been protected and nurtured by women through creative industries.”[1]

 

The rise of the creative industries presents significant opportunities for transforming women´s energy into new ideas, organisation and a future vision for societies. The sessions will address some of the critical policy approaches that are required to promote creative entrepreneurship among women and young women.

With this purpose, the Dialogue Café Association offer its network to address the challenges faced by women in terms of employment and opportunities for entrepreneurship within the creative sector and to reinforce networking opportunities.

Based on the main recommendations identified by international organisations such as UNCTAD[1], UNIDO and UNESCO, the Dialogue Café Network organises a session on women´s empowerment through creative industries focused on the following topics:

  • Women´s participation in Creative Industries.
  • Creative Young Women: sharing testimonials, needs and added value.
  • Good practices, Partnerships and Networking.

PROGRAMME

The session will take place next Thursday 24 March from 15h00 to 16h30 London time connecting DCs in Évora, Lisbon, Novi Pazar and Rio de Janeiro.

Dialogue Café Lisbon (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian):

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar (Centar Duga):

  • Misala Zukorlić, Cordinator in creative workskops for kids, ZVRK
  • Daniela Roglić, Manager in fashion and event decoration studio ATELJE
  • Benida Ćorović, Creative Director in INKO-home art
  • Irma Totic Nokić, Fashion designer

Dialogue Café Évora (ADRAL): 

Other participants will join us in Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University).

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[1] United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

[1] UNIDO GENDER Newsletter No. 4

[2] “Building a Digital Economy: The importance of saving jobs in the EU’s creative industries”, TERA Consultants, March 2010.

[3] Commission Recommendation on the digitalization and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation, C(2011) 7579 final, 27.10.2011

[4] Creative Europe Programme

[5] United Nations Industrial Development Organization

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Hi Ashique, Thank you for your interest! Our cycle is finalised but more sessions on crafts will take place at Dialogue Cafe. For instance you can visit our profil in vimeo and attend online some sessions recorded. https://vimeo.com/dcafe Otherwise we plan to publish a book with the recommendations and findings of our discussions on crafts. Keep posted! Thanks again for your interest DC team
daliasendra on 2019.07.29