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WOMEN DOMINATE HEADLINES IN BESTSELLER-SUPPORTED NEWSPAPER

BESTSELLER supports the World’s Best Morning – a campaign that highlights progress and sustainable solutions to global development challenges.

Throughout Denmark, volunteers spent Friday morning handing out the 12th print edition of Verdens Bedste Nyheder (World’s Best News in Danish), which is produced once a year by the news organisation of the same name.

As a sponsor of the event, BESTSELLER provided branded t-shirts and canvas tote bags to the volunteers, who distributed newspapers across Denmark.

The work of World’s Best News is based upon the UN’s 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Goal 5 – Gender Equality is therefore the basis for their 2018 print edition, which is being promoted with the tagline ‘When women get wings, the world will fly’.

Empowering women

BESTSELLER is proud to support this message and it’s very much in line with BESTSELLER FOUNDATION’s commitment to empowering women around the world.

In 2015, BESTSELLER FOUNDATION contributed to the establishment of Valar Aditi Micro Bank in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India, which gives poor women access to credit and smaller loans so they can start or improve their own businesses and break the circle of poverty.

Over 8,000 borrowers have been provided loans from the bank with a successful repayment rate of 99 percent.

Last year, BESTSELLER FOUNDATION also partnered with Caïo in Uganda. Caïo has set out to upscale the production of Nilotica shea butter – a growing product in the skincare and cosmetics industries – which is primarily harvested sold by women in northern Uganda.

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