Women’s Economic Empowerment

Our work enables more women to gain power in markets, participate in economic decision-making and influence, and benefit from improved economic systems and social norms that do not discriminate against women.

Empowering Women to end Poverty

Gender discrimination means that women have limited access to land and loans.  

Women and girls are disproportionately affected by hunger.  But due to the social and economic roles they play within communities, they are also crucial actors in the fight against food insecurity.

Women’s economic empowerment is a top priority in our work to reduce poverty.  Collective action holds great promise for grassroots women whose primary livelihood is dependent on their ability to own and farm land and access markets.

This is why we work with grassroots women living in poverty and in the most isolated areas to help them build sustainable, climate-resilient livelihoods, allowing them to access sufficient food to support their families. 

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Realizing Women’s Right to Land

Women’s access to, use of and control over land and other productive resources are essential to ensuring their right to equality and to and adequate standard of living.  

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Supporting Women Farmers to fight poverty and climate change

We empower women farmers to end hunger and poverty. 

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Saving Groups help Women plan for the Future.

Self-Help Groups strengthen women’s resilience.  

We promote the Self-Help Group (SHG) approach as a way to help communities address livelihood shocks and stresses, enhance food security and strengthen social capital.

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Sanitary Pad-making Enterprises empowers women through Menstrual Hygiene and Health

We empower women and girls across Binga district by providing them with education to produce re-usable sanitary pads.  

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Community Resilience Funds offers Funding for Grassroots Women

We channel resources directly to grassroots women’s groups living in risk prone poor communities to develop long-term community resilience building strategies.  

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Grassroots Women making Tourism powerful

We support women’s entrepreneurship through sustainable tourism to achieve long-term effect on communities and the environment.  

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