Business, as the engine of the global economy, has an important role to play in achieving this goal. The WOW consortium - an alliance of global experts, including PwC, BSR, CARE International, University of Manchester, and Social Development Direct - will establish 10 business partnerships/initiatives that will enable dignified, equal, and economically empowering work for women. WOW will also support civil society organisations to tackle a small number of key issues affecting women’s opportunities in global value chains.
This report and discussion document are the first in a series of WOW research publications aimed at improving understanding of women’s economic empowerment and catalysing action to address key issues that are barriers to women around the world.
Four good reasons for engaging with DFID’s Work and Opportunities for Women programme – blog by Gerry Boyle, Senior Policy Advisor on women’s economic empowerment
CARE examine the importance of gender equity in business – why CARE are hosting the gender equity zone at Business Fights Poverty’s 2018 conference
Empower a woman and a whole cocoa community will thrive – how the Mondelēz International, Cocoa Life programme is promoting women’s empowerment in their supply chains
How business can tackle social norms which hold back women’s economic empowerment – Insights blog by Claudia Canepa, coordinator of Oxfam's Knowledge Hub on women's economic empowerment in agriculture
Empowering women in the economy: The private sector is an essential partner - Cindy Drakeman, lead author of the UN High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment report, discusses the power business has to bring about transformative change
UN report on women’s economic empowerment: The right thing – and the smart thing – to do - Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor Fiona Jarden's take on the first report by the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment.