Development Blog

What does women’s economic empowerment mean to you? To me, women’s economic empowerment is a fresh and insightful new approach to uplifting the status of women in all walks of life. Read more...
Felicitas Bansiloy, an entrepreneur in the Philippines Felicitas Bansiloy, an entrepreneur in the Philippines
The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has recently published a report on DFID’s approach to supporting inclusive growth in Africa – A learning review. Given the major increase in DFID’s economic development budget over the last few years (to… Read more...
Marie Grace Nyirarukundo, a Lendwithcare.org entrepreneur in Rwanda Marie Grace Nyirarukundo, a Lendwithcare.org entrepreneur in Rwanda
There is currently a great opportunity for everyone who is interested in women’s economic empowerment to push forward a key initiative to tackle the gender-based violence which plays a key role in the workplace in continuing oppressive working conditions, in… Read more...
Sharmin Akhter, a garment worker in Gazipur, Bangladesh Sharmin Akhter, a garment worker in Gazipur, Bangladesh
The suggested ILO Convention on ending violence and harassment at work, while positive, still has some way to go on some key issues, including the role of women in developing and implementing the Convention, who are identified as workers, what… Read more...
Sharmin Akhter on her way to the garment factory where she works in Bangladesh Sharmin Akhter on her way to the garment factory where she works in Bangladesh
Organisations thrive when management and employees have open communications and are able to discuss issues and develop solutions together. Investing in workers can lead to an increase in their productivity, reliability and quality of work. Most importantly, workers who have… Read more...
Rita, member of a Community Development Forum at a tea plantation in Sri Lanka Rita, member of a Community Development Forum at a tea plantation in Sri Lanka
The only good thing about the recent revelations over the yawningly wide gender pay gap at the BBC was the outrage. People felt it was morally corrupt and utterly unequal that women were paid less than men for doing the… Read more...
A CARE project in Cambodia advocated for equal labour rights for women construction workers A CARE project in Cambodia advocated for equal labour rights for women construction workers