Vincent Trousseau's Blog (35)

Trends on WEE: addressing systemic barriers, the new world of work and evidence of impact

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…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on June 14, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments

Shifting social norms at scale: Insights from the Practitioners' Learning Group

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…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on June 2, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

How do we measure women’s empowerment?

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.

Since 2011,…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on June 1, 2017 at 7:30 — No Comments

Addressing non-market constraints for sustained WEE - A theory of change

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.…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on May 24, 2017 at 7:00 — No Comments

Understanding Oxfam’s WEE in Value Chains Programming

Oxfam implements programmes to improve women’s economic empowerment (WEE) within value chains in more than 40 countries. This article highlights distinctive characteristics of Oxfam’s programmatic approach to tackle the broad spectrum of barriers to WEE.

Covering around 30 projects, the review provides great insights in the kinds of approaches Oxfam is taking within its programmes to improve women’s livelihoods, wellbeing and realise their…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on April 11, 2017 at 16:00 — No Comments

Interview with winners of the WEE Leadership Awards

On 8th March, Winnie Byanyima announced the winners of the WEE Leadership Awards, an event organised by Oxfam’s Knowledge Hub on Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE) in Agriculture to recognise staff members from across Oxfam and partner and community organisations who have shown exceptional championship of WEE.

Aida Zubčević, M.B. Akhter and Eaetemad Rafallah Abdallah have kindly accepted to share with us what…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on March 28, 2017 at 9:23 — No Comments

Why men matter in closing the caregiving divide

The involvement of men and boys is a prerequisite for shifting social norms around unpaid care work. Jane Kato-Wallace, Senior Program Officer at Promundo-US, highlights the implications for organizations addressing the caregiving divide.

The unpaid care work divide represents an enduring aspect of gender inequality where men are expected to be the breadwinners while women are responsible for care and domestic work. One of the reasons is because…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on March 21, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

Les lauréats du prix 2017 du leadership en matière d'autonomisation économique des femmes

In English / En español

Aujourd'hui, Winnie Byanyima, directrice générale d'Oxfam International, a annoncé les noms des cinq lauréat·e·s du prix 2017 du leadership en matière d'autonomisation économique des femmes d'Oxfam, organisé par le centre de…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on March 8, 2017 at 1:00 — No Comments

Winners of the WEE Leadership Awards 2017 Announced!

En français / En español

Today, Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam International Executive Director, has announced the five winners of the WEE Leadership Awards 2017 organised by Oxfam’s Knowledge Hub on Women’s…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on March 8, 2017 at 1:00 — No Comments

Ganadoras-es de los premios de 2017 de liderazgo en el ámbito del empoderamiento económico de las mujeres

En français / In English

Winnie Byanyima, directora ejecutiva de Oxfam Internacional, ha anunciado hoy a las-os cinco ganadoras-es de los premios de 2017 de liderazgo en el ámbito del empoderamiento económico de las mujeres que otorga el Centro de…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on March 8, 2017 at 1:00 — No Comments

Three ways to change the economy to make it work for women

Women's economic empowerment is an issue that is gaining an increased amount of attention, yet it still seems to be an increasingly distant goal. Here Francesca Rhodes looks at three key changes needed to address a broken system.

Around the world, women are disadvantaged compared to men across virtually every economic measure and are more likely to live in poverty. On average they are less likely to be in paid work, and when they are, earn less…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on March 2, 2017 at 12:05 — No Comments

Oxfam’s engagement at the Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the global policy making body concerning women’s rights and gender equality issues. Francesca Rhodes and Vincent Trousseau explore how and why it represents a unique opportunity to influence governments to take bold action.

What the Commission is   and what it means to Oxfam

Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) is an integral part of…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on February 27, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

2 new entreprises join the Enterprise Development Programme

Oxfam's Entreprise Development Programme (EDP) supports early-stage agricultural enterprises through a social impact-only vehicle that provides loan finance, business grants (e.g. for capital equipment) and business development support.

On 6th December, during the last EDP Investment Committee meeting, the partners approved circa. GBP 180,000 investments in 2 enterprises: Chetona Fish Hatchery, in Kurigram, Bangladesh and Apicultura Lilian honey…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on January 30, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Mini laiterie de Bitou : une amorce vers l’autonomisation économique des femmes productrices de lait

La production du lait fait vivre des milliers de ménages au Burkina Faso. Dans les communautés de pasteurs, c’est la principale voire l’unique source de revenus pour les femmes. A Bitou, dans la Région du Centre-Est du Burkina Faso, une mini laiterie, soutenue par Oxfam, a changé la vie des dizaines de femmes.

« La mini laiterie, nous fait gagner en temps et en argent», résument les productrices et transformatrices de lait de Bitou. Cette…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on January 30, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

GROW campaign influences investment policies in the farming sector to the benefit of women and girls in West Africa

As an extension of the activities of its GROW campaign, Oxfam and the other campaign members have supported the creation of a gender group affiliated to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to influence investment policy in the farming sector to the benefit of women and girls. In this interview, Imma de Miguel, Head of the Economic Justice Campaign, reflects on the group's formation and the successes it has notched up.…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on January 26, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Everyday Heroes in the Spotlight

Community-led knowledge creation for women’s economic empowerment

This project aims to empower women and men in their self-learning and monitoring process for further changes in gender and power relationships in shrimp, pork and chicken value chains through…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on January 19, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Improving smallholder Farming in Armenia

Expanding the influencing work from local to national levels through multi-stakeholder engagement

Armenia’s economy is suffering from a severe crisis that is causing a decline in agricultural productivity and wages, lack of access to affordable loans, inputs and markets. This unfavourable setting is affecting in particular smallholder farmers from remote rural communities where the harsh changes on weather conditions are strongly impacting the…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on January 18, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Measuring time - comparing questionnaire designs

Simone Lombardini compares duration, estimates and enumerator's bias from two different time-use survey modules from the same impact evaluation survey in Indonesia.

Unpaid care work and ' Time Poverty' are increasingly recognised as relevant to development efforts, and interest in measuring time-use data is growing. However, gathering information on time use is not easy; time-use modules are known for…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on January 17, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

Lessons from Oxfam’s Her Series: Priorities for women’s economic empowerment in 2017

This year has marked an important time for the political agenda on women’s economic empowerment, with the launch of a special UN High Level Panel back in January 2016. The panel published a report, which served as a global call to step up action on women’s economic empowerment to meet the deadlines set by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on January 9, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

Women In Small Entreprise Highlights 2016

 

Women In Small Entreprise (WISE) supports financial institutions in Guatemala to improve services to women-run small enterprises through a loan guarantee fund and specialized training. This blog presents the…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on December 8, 2016 at 6:00 — No Comments

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