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Vincent Trousseau

Vincent Trousseau

Vincent is Digital Communications Lead, Women's Economic Empowerment in Agriculture Knowledge Hub at Oxfam GB.

At work in a strawberry field in Morocco. Credit: Pablo Tosco / Oxfam

A holistic approach to women’s economic empowerment

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What does economic empowerment look like and how can it be achieved? Vincent Trousseau looks at examples from Oxfam’s programmes in Zambia and Morocco and introduces our new conceptual framework. What is women’s economic empowerment? Oxfam believes that effective economic empowerment for women (WEE) occurs when women enjoy their rights to control and benefit from resources, assets, income and their …

Grace Aloyo, 23 and Mark Olara, 30 years old, have been married for 7 years and they have 5 children, including a pair of twin girls. The three older children go to school. They are farmers who grow millet, maize, sorghum, pigeon peas and simsim. “I mainly sell sorghum. I put aside 3 acres of land for maize and pigeon peas. We use oxen to cultivate the land,” Aloyo says. Credit: Julius Ceaser Kasujja/Oxfam

#WEEForumchat – Unpaid Care Work

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Oxfam and the Women’s Economic Empowerment in Agriculture Knowledge Hub, recently held a Twitter chat on unpaid care and women’s economic empowerment for the WEE Global Learning Forum. As part of a day long Twitter event hosted by the SEEP Network and Banyan Global, this was part of wider debates around WEE. Below is a summary of the discussions which took …

Zambia is among the top ten fastest growing economies in the world, but most of the population are not seeing the benefits of this economic development. Here, Barbara risks the crocodiles to collect water from the Zambezi river.

Winners of the WEE leadership awards 2017 announced!

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Today, Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam International Executive Director, has announced the four winners of the WEE Leadership Awards 2017 organised by Oxfam’s Knowledge Hub on Women’s Economic Empowerment in Agriculture! In her message to the winners and nominees, Winnie Byanyiama, Oxfam International’s Executive Director, underlines the importance of their contributions to Oxfam’s work and beyond. We received nominations for 43 inspiring …