Browse by Theme: Women's Economic Empowerment

This report presents the findings of a large-scale, nationally representative survey of sexual harassment in the Cambodian garment industry.

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The United Nations Secretary-General established the High-Level Panel (HLP) on Women’s Economic Empowerment to bring together leaders from different constituencies — government, civil society, business and international organizations — to launch a shared global agenda that accelerates women’s economic participation and empowerment in support of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its promise that no one will be left behind.

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Over the past year CARE has been advising the United Nations High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment on what actions need to be taken to rapidly accelerate women’s economic empowerment outcomes and ensure we meet the SDG targets and leave no one behind.

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Functioning market systems and a responsible and responsive private sector are critical to livelihoods, autonomy and well-being. However, they are both heavily impacted by crisis, and women, who face greater barriers to economic activity than men, are particularly at risk. This briefing paper outlines CARE’s initial thinking on fostering economic empowerment for women and the resilience of market systems in fragile contexts.

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This brief provides an overview of a 2016 gender assessment commissioned by CARE, Oxfam, and GenCap that analyses the impact of the conflict on gender dynamics in Yemen. The assessment was the first of its kind since the conflict began to delve into detail about changes to gender roles and relations and the differing needs of women, girls, men, and boys in Yemen – critical information needed to inform effective humanitarian programming.

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Emerging best practices of women’s leadership within cocoa farming in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire

This report of an extensive review of the Cocoa Life program’s approach to promoting women’s leadership within cocoa farming in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire found that the program’s interventions are having a positive effect on women’s agency, including: enabling women to have greater access to and control over productive and financial resources; strengthening women’s ability to become community leaders and role models in the community; providing structures and processes that enhance the voice and participation of women.

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Women’s economic empowerment is one of four priority areas for CARE’s work, as set out in the CARE 2020 Program Strategy. This strategy on women’s economic empowerment sets out what CARE will do to meet our aim of 30 million women having greater access to and control over economic resources by 2020.

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