- GEM Programme overview leaflet
- Enterprise Development Programme overview leaflet
- WE-Care overview brochure
- Leveraging for change: advocating for a universal agricultural insurance scheme in Bolivia
- Functional Adult Literacy in Ethiopia
- The 'Lead-Firm' Model in Tanzania
- Women's Collective Action in the Honey Sector in Ethiopia
Women's Collective Action in the Shea Sector in Mali
Women’s Collective Action in the Vegetable Sector in Tanzania
- GEM Toolkit
- Blogging guidelines for Grow. Sell. Thrive.
- Rough guide for designing programmes for WEL in Agricultural Product Markets
- Gender Action Learning System (GALS)
- Transformative Leadership for Women’s Rights: An Oxfam guide
- GEM webinar series
- Women’s Economic Leadership (WEL) presentations
- GEM Programme overview leaflet - provides an overview of the GEM Programme and explains the three pillars of the GEM approach.
- Enterprise Development Programme overview leaflet - gives an overview of Oxfam’s Enterprise Development Programme.
- WE-Care overview brochure - an introduction to the programme.
- Leveraging for change: advocating for a universal agricultural insurance scheme in Bolivia - This US$90K Oxfam project in Bolivia helped leverage government funds of US$4.43 million with an expected subsidy of US$29 for a universal agricultural insurance scheme.
- Functional Adult Literacy in Ethiopia - In Limu, Ethiopia, improving literacy among smallholder farmers enhanced women's opportunities for economic leadership, as well as yielding an increase in production of good quality organic coffee.
- The 'Lead-Firm' model in Tanzania - In Kishapu district in Tanzania, Oxfam adopted the ‘Lead-Firm’ Model and partnered with Katani Ltd. to improve smallholder access to markets in the sisal value chain.
- Women's Collective Action in the Honey Sector in Ethiopia - In Amhara region of Ethiopia women have begun to form and participate in collective action (CA) over the last decade, and to benefit from their involvement in these groups.
Women's Collective Action in the Shea Sector in Mali - The findings from Mali show that in the right conditions, the active participation of women in collective action (CA) can empower individual women, and contribute to lasting changes in gender relations.
- Women’s Collective Action in the Vegetable Sector in Tanzania - Research carried out in Lushoto district, Tanzania, shows that involvement in collective action (CA) leads to significant economic benefits to women from vegetable production and marketing.
The GEM Toolkit is designed to enable Oxfam staff and partners to plan and develop GEM programmes. It is comprised of an introduction and 7 steps - Farm System Analysis, Household System Analysis, Market Analysis, Gendered Market Mapping, Decide the Vision, and Finalise Project. The toolkit has not yet been made public, but Oxfam staff can access it through Sumus and anyone else can send an email to email@example.com to obtain a copy. The GEM Toolkit Group provides a space for people who are using the toolkit to share experiences and give feedback.
- Blogging guidelines - want to share your programme work on Grow. Sell. Thrive. but not sure where to start? These blogging guidelines provide tips and pointers to help you write for an online audience.
- Rough guide for designing programmes for WEL in Agricultural Product Markets - a rough guide for the design of markets-based agricultural programmes that are inclusive of women smallholders and build their economic leadership. In this guide, you will find a brief description of steps and principles for programme design, a list of resources available, and links to those resources.
- Gender Action Learning System (GALS) - Oxfam Novib’s WEMAN programme has developed the Gender Action Learning System (GALS) tool, which has been adapted from the generic Participatory Learning Action System (PALS). GALS prioritises gender justice and provides useful tools and frameworks for gender-based analysis.
- Transformative Leadership for Women’s Rights: An Oxfam guide - this guide explores what transformative leadership for women’s rights means in practice and demonstrates how we can apply it in our programmes and our organizations.
GEM webinar series - took place online with GEM staff between January and April 2012. The webinars covered four themes:
- An introduction to GEM presentation
- Power in Markets
- Women’s Economic Leadership
- Adaptation and Risk Reduction
Gendered market mapping - an overview of gendered market-mapping, the process for identifying economically-viable products and market opportunities that are also profitable for women.
Download market map template.
Download examples of market maps:
- Chilli in Bangladesh (Excel Spreadsheet)
- Dairy Value Chain in Bangladesh (Excel Spreadsheet)
- Chilli and Rapeseed Oil in Pakistan (Powerpoint)
- Processed Food in OPTI (Powerpoint)
- Aquaculture (Bream) in Zimbabwe (Word Doc)
Women’s Economic Leadership (WEL) presentations
- Linking Gendered Households Analysis and Market Analysis - explains how to identify the most critical barriers to women's participation and develop strategies for addressing them.
- Gendered market selection for WEL - looks at how to make the process of market selection inclusive of women, so that the markets selected are not only viable, but have good potential for WEL.
- Gendered market mapping - gives an overview of gendered market-mapping, the process for identifying economically-viable products and market opportunities that are also profitable for women.
- Identifying market opportunities and interventions for WEL - looks at identifying opportunities that are both economically-viable and good for women.
- Stakeholder identification and engagement strategy - talks about how to engage with the private sector in discussions around promoting WEL.
- Asking questions of stakeholders to gain support for WEL - explains how to gain stakeholders’ support for WEL, including common problems, arguments and thinking about appropriate questions to ask.
- Facilitating positive change at household level - outlines how to address economic and household dynamics that inhibit women’s leadership in the market which the programme is focusing on.
Resources to help address unpaid care work in your livelihoods programmes:
- Rapid Care Analysis - learn about the Rapid Care Analysis (RCA) and how it addresses care in development.
- Oxfam Pilot Rapid Care Analysis (RCA) assessment reports - You can read assessment reports from Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Colombia, Honduras, Philippines and Tanzania.
Making the Food System Work for Women was a global online policy discussion forum, intended to reframe the discourse on food security from the perspective of women’s rights and women’s agency. The discussion sought to generate bold proposals for building a collective agenda to advance gender justice within the food system.
The discussion was structured around essays from leading thinkers on women’s rights and food justice, and the debate continues in the comments below.
- Day 1: Changing Value Systems, One Village at a Time
- Day 2: The Potential of Women Suppliers
- Day 3: Seeds in Women’s Hands
- Day 4: Women Farm Workers Dying for Food
- Day 5: Time for a New Recipe
- Day 6: Stop Talking about Equality
- Day 7: Seeds and Sisterhood
- Day 8: On the Virtues of Discrimination
- Day 9: Nutrition Policies that Work for Women
- Day 9: Feminism and Food Sovereignty
- Day 10: The Recivilization of Men by Women