WEMAN works because it starts with the reality of where people are. Participants in the project are inspired to move towards the visions they have set themselves, and to identify challenges that face them and strengths they can draw on.
As part of this process, participants analyse gender inequalities, such as unfair division of labor and women lacking rights to own property or have a say in their household’s economic decision making. They are guided towards appreciating how gender inequalities hold back the development of people, households and communities. And they are inspired to overcome these constraints in their own lives and become role models for others. Organizations and businesses see the benefits of addressing gender inequality in their services and supply chain management.
Results come quickly because greater gender equality really does lead to rapid improvement in development efforts, particularly in agriculture. When women and men cooperate more, this reaps almost immediately visible economic and personal dividends.
|Source||Oxfam Novib, february 13, 2014|
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