Former first lady of South Africa Graça Machel was among the five social entrepreneurs celebrated at the 2015 Skoll World Forum Awards in Oxford last night, which honoured those fighting for social and evironmental justice around the world.
From 12 women in one room to 7,000 in production units across Bangladesh, over the past decade Hathay Bunano has empowered Bangladeshi women from the country's most disadvantaged communities. Ellie Ward reports.
In honour of International Women's Day, Kat Miller from London-based responsible investor Alquity finds out how microfinance is giving women in parts of Africa a voice, increased self-esteem and respect. First stop: a busy bar in Malawi.