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Women’s Economic Empowerment: Practical Tools for Gender-responsive Poverty Measurement >

View & Download Presentation Questions and Answers - coming soon! Background Measuring changes in poverty and empowerment is complex. This requires carefully designed measurement methods that can capture gender-sensitive data. Across many market systems development programs, a …

Indashyikirwa: The Impact of a Microfinance and Gender-transformative Program on Preventing Intimate Partner Violence >

Indashyikirwa, meaning ‘agents for change’, is a program that seeks to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV) across Rwanda, and is being implemented by CARE Rwanda, Rwanda Women’s Network (RWN) and Rwanda Men’s Resource Center (RWAMREC). …

Not Just a Private Matter: Why Mitigating against Gender-Based Violence is a Business Interest >

On average, 40 percent of women experience physical or sexual violence at the hands of their husbands or partners across Sub-Saharan Africa. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) not only has a devastating impact on individuals, families …

When Social Norms Offer Windows of Opportunity >

by on Nov 30, 2017  |  posted in Women's Economic Empowerment  |  0 Comments

What are Social Norms? Social norms are the unspoken rules of behaviour, either explicit or implicit, that are considered acceptable in a group or society. Gender norms are a subset of social norms that dictate the …

Overcoming Gender-Blindness in Market Systems’ Poverty Measurement and Targeting >

by on Nov 28, 2017  |  posted in Women's Economic Empowerment  |  1 Comment

At the Arab Women's Enterprise Fund (AWEF), when we set off to undertake our poverty targeting exercise, like many other market systems programs, we too decided to use the Poverty Probability Index (PPI). The …

The Road Ahead: Why Child Care Matters for Women’s Economic Empowerment >

How Far We Have Come “Why would we pay women for something they are willing do for free?” Feminist economist Nancy Folbre, reminisced about a time when a male colleague uttered those words to her as …

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