SEEP Gender Working Group: A practical voice for collective action
2012 Annual Meeting
The Gender Working Group met this year during the 2012 SEEP Annual Conference. Read the notes from the meeting.
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Gender issues pose a complex set of challenges for microenterprise development. Regional laws and social norms can create a wide range of obstacles, from heavy household workloads to unequal control over land or assets, which hinder women's involvement in microenterprise. To address the diversity of gender issues in microenterprise development, SEEP created the Gender Working Group, which is comprised of smaller regional groups that identify common challenges and solutions for their region.
Currently, the Gender Working Group is focusing on Latin America and the Middle East/North Africa to produce one learning product for each region. Regional groups will gather at a global level twice a year to share their findings and progress and to mobilize commitment from members in other regions.
To join the Gender Working Group, please contact Nisha Singh.
The mission of WAM International is to advance and support women working in microfinance and microenterprise development through education and training, by promoting leadership opportunities, and by increasing visibility of women's participation and talent while maintaining a work/life balance.