Over a period of six days in Niger and Cote d’Ivoire, teams visited five women-only VSLAs and eight mixed VSLAs in urban and rural contexts as well as a women’s rights NGO and an NGO that provides support to victim/survivors of GBV. In both countries, colleagues from government, women’s rights NGOs and LGBT organisations joined the final day’s group discussions to share their inputs into our deliberations.
Are VSLA feminist platforms for gender transformation?
The paper provides findings and recommendations about how Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) can be a platform to challenge patriarchal structures that discriminate against and normalise violence against women and girls.
- Countries: Cote D'Ivoire, Niger
- Published: April 2020