This series coincides with the work of the UN High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment, which is charged with recommending how the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030 can be implemented and a step change in progress towards achieving the targets can be realised.
Close to 20 exciting blogs from Oxfam, INGOs, women's organisations and academia have been published as part of this series that covered topics such as women's collective action and participation, unpaid care work, decent work, links between economic empowerment and sexual and reproductive health.
You missed it? See below the summary and links to all those thought pieces:
- The long road to fair employment, by Gabriela Alvarez Minte Gender Advisor for Plan International UK: This blog looks at why women make up the majority of unemployed youth, the barriers women face when it comes to employment and how Plan International have been supporting women to overcome them.
- Strengthening and making Mexico's working women's political voices ..., by Norma Iris Cacho Nino Organizational Processes Coordinator at Proyecto de Derechos Ecónomicos, Sociales y Culturales, A.C. (ProDESC), Jana Vasileva Project Coordinator Women’s Economic and Labor Rights at Oxfam: The 13th AWID International Forum takes place this week. Jana introduces us to why Oxfam Mexico and the National Coordination of Human Rights Defenders of Women's Labor Rights(Mexico) will be present.
- Why we can’t talk about one without the other: sexual and reproduct..., by Preethi Sundaram Policy and Advocacy Adviser at the International Planned Parenthood Federation: Preethi Sundaram from International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), shares with us her thoughts on the links between sexual and reproductive rights and women's economic empowerment.
- Women’s Economic Empowerment and Cash Transfer Programming, by Rose Smith Membership Officer at The Cash Learning Partnership: Cash Transfer Programmes (CTP) are increasingly becoming more popular in relief response, but how can they help women's economic empowerment? Rose Smith from The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) gives us her input.
- As things stand, women's economic empowerment is unlikely to be ach..., by Abigail Hunt Research Officer at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI): The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) recently launched a new report on women's economic empowerment. Abigail Hunt, shares with us her thoughts on the challenges women face and the enablers we should be focusing on.
- Morocco's strawberry pickers and women's economic empowerment, by Sian Jones Global Inequality Campaign Officer: Nearing the end of this month's Her Series, Even It Up campaigner Sian Jones explains how the experiences of women workers in Morocco show why the High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment must focus on the issues that can really impact economic outcomes and leadership for women globally, including extreme inequality.
- Women's economic empowerment: balancing rights with responsibilities, by Elizabeth Fraser Mentoring Women in Business Programme Officer at Cherie Blair Foundation for Women : How should we balance the rights and responsibilities for women's economic empowerment? Elizabeth Fraser from the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women takes us through her views.
- Let's take a bigger leap for women with disabilities and economic e..., by Hannah Loryman Senior Policy Officer at CBM UK: In this blog, we look at the barriers women with disabilities face. Hannah Loryman from CBM sheds light on just some of them.
- For women's economic empowerment we need more caring men, by Nina Ford Senior Communications Associate at Promundo-US: This blogs takes a look at the part men can play in unpaid care. Nina Ford from Promundo-US, shares with us her views.
- High Level Panel must support women’s collective action as key to r..., by Rachel Noble Women’s Rights Policy Adviser, ActionAid UK: The UN High Level Panel for Women's Economic Empowerment is seen as an important step in gender equality. But how can it ensure it supports women effectively? Rachel Noble from Action Aid shares with us her views.
- Women’s economic empowerment and the HIV and AIDS response, Alysa Remtulla Policy Officer at STOPAIDS: We know that gender inequality fuels the HIV epidemic and that women's economic empowerment is a powerful tool to change gender relations. Does that mean that women's economic empowerment can reduce women's vulnerability to HIV? Evidence reveals the relationship may be more complicated.
- An IMF that promotes gender equality? A long road lies ahead…, by Sargon Nissan IMF & Finance Manager at the Bretton Woods Project: How can global institutions ensure tackling women's economic empowerment is done in the most effective way? Sargon Nisson from the Bretton Woods Project, argues that the IMF could think differently.
- Don’t be naïve, power is serious business, by Gawain Kripke Director of Policy and Research, Oxfam America: Oxfam America's Director of Policy & Research, Gawain Kripke, shares with us his views on why the development community must prioritize women's economic empowerment.
- Older women: invisible linchpins of the household economy, by Kate Horstead, Policy and Influencing Officer at Age International: Older women are often over looked in policy making and programme development in tackling unpaid care. As part of our Her Series, Kate Horstead from Age International offers her perspective on why we must not forget this group.
- Why 'Care' about development? by Belen Sobrino Senior Gender Advisor at Oxfam Intermón: Belén Sobrino sets the case to keeping unpaid care work high on the SDG agenda, and reminds us of the importance in ensuring we reduce the the burden of care, not just the work itself.
- Tale of Buguru Chitamma: How a cooperative transformed fisher women..., by Ranjana Das, Programme Coordinator Odisha, Oxfam India : How can cooperatives help women to lead and take control of their livelihoods? In the first of our new 'Her Series' pieces, Savvy Soumya & Ranjana Das from Oxfam India takes us through an initiative in Odisha where women are working together in fishing communities.