Mara Bolis
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Diverse pathways to women's economic empowerment: stories from three local leaders on International Women’s Day

Mara Bolis, Associate Director for WEE at Oxfam US, spent the days immediately preceding this year’s International Women’s Day with women participating in Oxfam’s programming in Cambodia. Their experiences offer an insight into the different pathways to economic empowerment available to women and illustrate the complex factors involved in achieving it.Read more on the Next Billion.See More
Mar 18
Mara Bolis posted a blog post

“Now I can’t be quiet” – When and why women speak out

What makes a woman speak out when everything about her context suggests it would be much easier to stay silent? In Mali, a country where women have historically held political and economic power, yet, where polygamy is common and women are largely subordinate to men, a woman decided to speak out.  She had participated in an Oxfam program that supports the development of women’s savings groups called …See More
Feb 7
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WE-Care Programme Team

Women's Economic Empowerment and Care (WE-Care), running from 2014-2016, will develop and implement methodologies to address 'heavy and unequal' care responsibilities. Activities in Colombia, Ethiopia, Malawi, Philippines, Uganda, Zimbabwe (funded by W&F Hewlett Foundation), Bangladesh, Zambia, and others. Links to Effectiveness Reviews, M-Nutrition, advocacy and the OI WEE Knowledge Hub.See More
Sep 8, 2014
Mara Bolis is now a member of Women's Economic Empowerment in Agriculture Knowledge Hub
Aug 9, 2011

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Job title
Senior Advisor, Market Systems
Organisation name
Oxfam America
Areas of expertise
Market Systems Innovations prioritizing women's empowerment
Skype ID
mara.bolis.oxfam
Languages spoken
Latvian, Russian

Mara Bolis's Blog

Diverse pathways to women's economic empowerment: stories from three local leaders on International Women’s Day

Mara Bolis, Associate Director for WEE at Oxfam US, spent the days immediately preceding this year’s International Women’s Day with women participating in Oxfam’s programming in Cambodia. Their experiences offer an insight into the different pathways to economic empowerment available to women and illustrate the complex factors involved in achieving it.

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Posted on March 15, 2019 at 16:00

“Now I can’t be quiet” – When and why women speak out

What makes a woman speak out when everything about her context suggests it would be much easier to stay silent? In Mali, a country where women have historically held political and economic power, yet, where polygamy is common and women are largely subordinate to men, a woman decided to speak out.  She had participated in an Oxfam program that supports the development of women’s savings groups called …
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Posted on February 7, 2019 at 15:00

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