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IFC and Australian Government help create and retain jobs for 12,000 women in Sri Lanka

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The FINANCIAL — A two-year partnership, known as SheWorks Sri Lanka, has led to a 12 percent increase in the number of women employed by 15 of the country’s leading companies, equating to over 12,000 more women in the workforce.   Initiated by Women in Work, a partnership between IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—and the Australian government, SheWorks Sri Lanka aimed to create more equal and respectful workplaces for women and men in the country’s workforce, while also boosting business productivity and growth. Launched in March 2018, the partnership has seen the SheWorks companies implement 97 gender-smart actions…

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IFC and Australian Government help create and retain jobs for 12,000 women in Sri Lanka

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The FINANCIAL — A two-year partnership, known as SheWorks Sri Lanka, has led to a 12 percent increase in the number of women employed by 15 of the country’s leading companies, equating to over 12,000 more women in the workforce.   Initiated by Women in Work, a partnership between IFC—a member of the World Bank…

IFC and AIA Sri Lanka partner to increase Sri Lankan women’s access to insurance, create more jobs

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The FINANCIAL — Sri Lankan women, including female entrepreneurs, are expected to have increased access to insurance and more of a chance of a job in the insurance industry, in the wake of an agreement between IFC, a member of the World Bank Group and AIA Sri Lanka —subsidiary of the life insurance group, AIA Group.…

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IFC Study says female employees in Sri Lanka’s private sector are more productive working from home

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The FINANCIAL — Almost two-thirds of 140,000 employees in Sri Lanka’s leading companies are struggling to meet personal and family financial obligations due to the impact of COVID-19, reveals a new report. The report, Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 on Employment in the Private Sector, by Women in Work, a partnership between IFC—a member of the…