WASME International Federation of Women Entrepreneurs (IFWE)

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1994-01-29 Karachi Pakistan


29 Jan 1994, Karachi (Pakistan), as a constituent of B-XD2160 - World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME). Originally proposed under the title International Association of Women Entrepreneurs (IAWE). Ceased to exist.


Foster, promote and coordinate cooperation at all levels for promotion of entrepreneurship and self-employment amongst women by pooling their creative genius; examine handicaps of women entrepreneurs, particularly in least developed and developing countries and suggest remedial measures; collect, collate and disseminate information about development of self-employment among women; identify, assess and assist in attending to social, economic, educational, technical, legal and other needs of women entrepreneurs; encourage and facilitate greater technical, industrial, social and economic cooperation between women entrepreneurs of developed and developing countries and among those in developing countries in the context of the emerging new world order through transfer of technology, dissemination of industrial and technical information, human resource development, trade facilitation and research and development; enlighten and mobilize public opinion: promote advancement of technical education, advertising and study of different branches of knowledge to help develop women entrepreneurs; play an active role in formulating forward-looking strategies; upgrade subsistence level of rural women entrepreneurs, thus forging links between urban and rural economic sectors.


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GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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