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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.

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Added by Mara Bolis on March 15, 2019 at 16:00 — No Comments

“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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Added by Mara Bolis on February 7, 2019 at 15:00 — No Comments

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