Browse by Theme: Women's Economic Empowerment
Rural Savings and Credit Unions in Honduras: a model to promote more inclusive market systems and women’s economic empowerment
Reyna Araceli Reyes Sorto, age 44, lives in Villanueva Cortes in Honduras. When she was a child she dreamed of being a doctor yet because of economic hardship and lack of access to higher education, she was unable fulfil her dream. Until recently, she never thought a woman of her age could have the opportunity to have a job, to own a business, or to be engaged in any income generation activities; she believed only her husband could generate income. Then she joined a Rural Savings and Credit Union.Read more...
New evidence supports the business case for factory owners investing in training female garment workers
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is upon us. Too much to be excited about, right? Or, like me, you may still be wrapping your head around what this revolution means...Read more...
In my line of work we all feel passionately about creating greater gender equality globally, and for CARE and many others, achieving greater women’s economic empowerment is a major goal. But how good are we at keeping our own houses in order when it comes to flexible working?Read more...
How can the private sector and development partners take forward the recommendations of the UN High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment?
Business leaders and global experts joined a panel discussion in London on 6 September 2017:
- Next steps and key event take-aways – read the blog by CARE’s Nilufar Verjee
- UN High-Level Panel puts the spotlight on the private sector’s potential to advance women’s economic empowerment – read the UN HLP event report
- How should we measure 'women's economic empowerment'? – read a report on the event on Devex
- Follow the conversation at #WomensBusiness on Twitter and relive the Twitter moment
- Three key questions about women’s economic empowerment – read the poll results here
The event was organised by CARE International in partnership with the UN High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, the UK Department for International Development and Business Fights Poverty, and featured:
- Presentation and launch of High Level Panel toolkits by Purna Sen, UN Women Policy Director
- Panel discussion on implementing the High Level Panel recommendations, the need for future progress checks, and sharing of good practices on women’s economic empowerment – with a focus on efforts by and with private sector partners, including strengthening women’s role in their global value chains
- Speakers were Nana Afadzinu (WACSI), Gwen Hines (DFID), Cynthia Drakeman (DoubleXEconomy), Cathy Pieters (Mondelēz International), Nilufar Verjee (CARE). Read full speaker bios here
Join the conversation: @careintuk #WomensBusiness
- Empower a woman and a whole cocoa community will thrive
- Empowering women in the economy – take-aways and next steps
- How business can tackle social norms which hold back women’s economic empowerment
- Empowering women in the economy: The private sector is an essential partner
- Hester Le Roux: Translating the UN High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment into action – Business Fights Poverty blog
- Women’s Economic Empowerment: Linda Scott from DoubleXEconomy answers the big questions
- Why tackling violence at work will empower more women and help deliver the SDGs
- It’s good to talk – the business case for good communications on tea estates
- It’s not just the economy: Decent work for women means focusing on rights and equality too
- Women’s financial inclusion in West Africa: From policy to practice
- Empowering women in the economy – CARE’s aims and objectives in organising the event
Inclusive economic development is at the core of eliminating extreme poverty and injustice, says CARE chief executive Laurie Lee in a blog for Business Fights Poverty on Making DFID’s Economic Development Strategy Work for Women
What CARE will do to ensure 30 million women have greater access to and control over economic resources by 2020 – read CARE’s Women’s Economic Empowerment strategy
Dignified Work – What is it? And why is it crucial for women’s economic empowerment? – Insights blog by Gerry BoyleRead more...
Since starting an internship at CARE International UK in the Policy and Advocacy team, I’ve had the chance to support research on women’s economic empowerment programmes, with a specific focus on the ready-made garment sector in South East Asia. CARE’s broader role in training value chain workers in partnership with companies like Mondelez, establishing savings groups with women, and committing to a Dignified Work agenda, is crucial to tackling widespread injustice in global value chains across all industries. Researching ready-made garment value chains specifically has led me to re-evaluate some of my own shopping habits, and shown me that change has to come from consumers.Read more...
Resilient markets: Strengthening women’s economic empowerment and market systems in fragile settingsDecember 2016
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.Read more...