Browse by Theme: Women's Economic Empowerment

For over 25 years CARE’s Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) have enabled women living in poverty to increase their financial skills, gain access to and control over resources, and generate economic opportunities and income. This report published in December 2017 provides an overview of the global reach of CARE’s VSLAs.

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This report presents the results of research conducted in Niger on the political power of the Mata Masu Dubara (Village Savings and Loan Associations) in Niger.

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Started by CARE International, the Women on the Move partnership goal is to economically and socially empower women and girls through their mobilisation and access to savings groups.

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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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