Indian Ocean Rim countries have set change in motion, investing in laws, policies, and institutions that empower women economically. But there’s much to be done. From the gender pay gap to labour…Continue
Started Jun 12
To realize the ambitions of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment says there is a “pressing need to step up actions to close gender gaps…Continue
Started Jun 8
The concept of empowerment is now widely used in several disciplines to characterize the states and social processes of individuals and communities. In economic development, the concept has come to…Continue
Started Jun 1
The recent WEE Global Learning Forum was a unique opportunity to explore the trends on WEE and to learn from innovative initiatives implemented by development actors. This article gives some insights on our take-aways from the event!
Systemic barriers, including social norms freezing the expected roles of women and men, were high on the agenda and there appeared to be consensus amongst…
Posted on June 14, 2017 at 10:30
Facilitated by Oxfam and the SEEP Network, the Practitioners' Learning Group (PLG) on Shifting Social Norms in the Economy at Scale aims to better understand how to address social norms in the economy and create change at scale.
During the recent WEE Global Learning Forum, initial insights were shared with a wide audience during a particularly well attended session articulated around the following…Continue
Posted on June 2, 2017 at 12:30
Empowering women and supporting gender equality is the stated aim of many development projects. Often these projects are asked to monitor and evaluate the extent to which their work is contributing to achieving greater empowerment, but there is little guidance on how to do it. In this blog Simone Lombardini presents a new guide to measuring women’s empowerment in Oxfam projects, developed through five years of impact evaluations.
Posted on June 1, 2017 at 7:30
In her opening keynote to the WEE Global Learning Forum, Prof. Naila Kabeer, Professor of Gender and Development at the Gender Institute of the London School of Economics, presented a theory of change for sustainable women’s economic empowerment.
In this short interview, Prof. Naila Kabeer explains how this theory of change should address structural barriers, and provides some insights on how to translate this into a programmatic approach.…Continue
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 7:00