Virginie Mukagatare and her two daughters, remove beans from their pods. As well as working on a tea farm, Virginie farms beans to feed her family. Credit: Aurelie Marrier d'Unienville / Oxfam

Taking women’s empowerment beyond the paid economy

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How can development programmes support women’s economic empowerment while taking into account the burden of unpaid care work? Mar Maestre shares her research findings as part of the discussions taking place this week at the WEE Global Learning Forum 2017. The advancement of women’s rights and economic empowerment in market systems contributes to the economic well-being of families, communities, and …

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 …