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2018 WEE Leadership Awards Nominations

Oxfam’s Knowledge Hub on Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE) in Agriculture is organising the 2018 Oxfam WEE Leadership Awards to recognise staff members from across Oxfam and partner and community organisations who have shown exceptional championship of WEE. The Hub will announce the winners of this award on Thursday 21st June. 

We received nominations for 26 inspiring individuals from across 16 countries. Nominations include 15…


Added by wee.oxfam.org on June 14, 2018 at 16:30 — No Comments

Care work matters – public services and infrastructure can make a difference

Thalia Kidder and Claudia Canepa explain why unpaid care work matters in tackling poverty and gender inequality, and discuss what can be done to recognise, reduce and redistribute the work load.

Sustainable Development Goal 5.4 mandates that governments ‘recognize and value unpaid care and…


Added by wee.oxfam.org on May 10, 2018 at 13:30 — No Comments

Technical learning from the meta-analysis of women’s empowerment projects

Kristen McCollum, consultant at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), shares with us the learning from Oxfam’s meta-analyses on women’s empowerment.

When we first decided to conduct a meta-analysis on women’s empowerment Effectiveness Reviews (ERs), the idea was to go where no impact evaluation had gone…


Added by wee.oxfam.org on May 1, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments

What you might have missed in 2017

The Women's Economic Empowerment in Agriculture Community has continued to flourish this year!

We welcomed over 200 new members, and along with the WEE Leadership Awards, the WEE Global Learning Forum in Bangkok and…


Added by wee.oxfam.org on January 11, 2018 at 16:11 — No Comments

Findings from a meta analysis of women's empowerment projects


What overall impact are Oxfam’s women’s empowerment projects having? Simone Lombardini and Kristen McCollum attempted to answer this question by conducting a meta-analysis of our effectiveness review evaluations. Here Simone shares the key findings.

After over six years conducting …


Added by wee.oxfam.org on December 21, 2017 at 10:28 — No Comments

Diagnostic tool on social norms tested in Bangladesh

Caption: In this photo, Pushpita Saha is using the picture of a women to ask participants general questions around what makes a good woman (differentiated by age/marital status). A similar exercise is also done to explore what makes a good man. Asking respondents what the sayings are related to good women/men is a good first…


Added by wee.oxfam.org on October 25, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

Empower a woman and a whole cocoa community will thrive

Women’s group leader and cocoa farmer Gladys from Ghana

Do you know where chocolate comes from? Do you wonder who produced the cocoa in your chocolate and under what circumstances? Do you care if the chocolate you buy is sourced in a responsible way, with equal access and opportunity for women?

Without cocoa there is no chocolate, and without the next generation of cocoa farmers there is no cocoa. To create a sustainable supply chain, we need to transform the lives and livelihoods of cocoa growing…


Added by wee.oxfam.org on September 19, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

Measuring Social Norms on WEE Programmes: Lessons from Itad’s Work in Gender Equality

The role of social norms change in economically empowering women was a hot topic at the SEEP Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Learning Forum earlier this year.

The event was opened by Professor Naila Kabeer, who argued that not taking cultural and social norms…


Added by wee.oxfam.org on September 6, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

Why Women’s Empowerment Must Start With Land Rights

In many countries, women face specific barriers to land ownership. This blog from Justine Uvuza looks into more detail at the relationship between right to land and women's economic empowerment. 

Property and citizenship are in many ways what define us, and they interact in fascinating ways.

To understand…


Added by wee.oxfam.org on October 19, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

Her Series – essential blogs on WEE

In August 2016, Oxfam Policy and Practice in collaboration with the WEE in Agriculture Knowledge Hub, launched a blog series called 'Her Series' focused on women's economic empowerment and equality. You missed it? Read the summary of all those thought…


Added by wee.oxfam.org on October 19, 2016 at 7:30 — No Comments

CLARA: How a livelihoods and risk assessment tool is supporting women’s economic empowerment

Credits: Tommy Trenchard/Oxfam

Women and girls, and their ability to participate in livelihoods, have been particularly affected by large scale displacement in Iraq. Corrie Sissons explains how the Cohort Livelihoods and Risk…


Added by wee.oxfam.org on October 18, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments

Five myths about women's economic empowerment

Women’s economic empowerment are three words being heard more and more in development circles, but there are several misconceptions about it.

Women’s economic empowerment is the hot topic of the moment. There are relevant …


Added by wee.oxfam.org on October 14, 2016 at 7:30 — No Comments

Introducing our new ‘Her Series’: Commentaries on women’s economic empowerment

Photo credit: Eleanor Farmer / Oxfam

We're delighted to announce the launch of a new blogging series focusing on women's economic empowerment and equality with contributors from Oxfam, INGOs, women's organisations and academia. Francesca Rhodes, Gender Policy Advisor, introduces the…


Added by wee.oxfam.org on August 3, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

What do we mean by 'systems thinking'?

There is a lot of talk of ‘systems’ at the moment - market systems, environmental systems, governance systems and social systems are all having a moment. But what do we really mean when we talk about addressing them? John Chettleborough, Agricultural Markets and Enterprise Unit Manager at OGB, introduces us to two new resources that can help us understand…


Added by wee.oxfam.org on August 10, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

What informs our approach to agriculture?

Sopheap Meas employs new growing techniques on her farm in Cambodia

Oxfam is clear in our belief that supporting sustainable agricultural livelihoods is a key way of lifting people out of poverty, and reducing inequality. However, the kind of agriculture it is worth pursuing in our work…


Added by wee.oxfam.org on August 3, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Solar irrigation and refrigeration - improving incomes in Zimbabwe

Showing off a bumper crop of green vegetables at Mazuru market garden. Credit: John Magrath/ Oxfam
Solar energy is transforming livelihoods in Zimbabwe from labour saving irrigation for crops to refrigeration for fresh produce. In the third in a series of blog posts about the impact of solar energy, John Magrath,…

Added by wee.oxfam.org on July 15, 2015 at 15:20 — No Comments

JOB VACANCY: Food Security Campaign Advisor

Regional Food Security Campaign Advisor for the South Caucasus (secondment post)…


Added by wee.oxfam.org on July 3, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

Designing effective mobile services

Alvaro Valverde, Oxfam GB's Private Sector Adviser on ICTs, was interviewed by Accenture for a Vodafone report on: 

"The potential of mobile technology to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits for…


Added by wee.oxfam.org on June 8, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

How do we get our grassroots programmes influencing the wider system?

Erinch Sahan, Head of Policy and Campaigns on Food and Climate at Oxfam GB, reflects on recent trips to Bangladesh and Nepal, where he worked with country teams on building influencing components into our livelihood and markets programmes.…


Added by wee.oxfam.org on April 30, 2015 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

ECOWAP + 10: Supporting the West African peasant struggle to accelerate farming in 2015

Originally published on the Oxfam West Africa blog on April 17th, 2015 

Aussi disponible en Francais…


Added by wee.oxfam.org on April 20, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments


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