Understanding the dynamics of empowerment among rural women in Ethiopia
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Understanding the dynamics of empowerment among rural women in Ethiopia

Local sociocultural norms and an individual’s ability to meet socially constructed roles determine our understanding of the ‘empowerment’ of women and men in rural communities. These were the findings of a study in Ethiopia that tested the suitability of an existing survey-based Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index’s (WEAI) domains and indicators. Continue reading

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Integrating livelihoods and rights in livestock value chain research for women empowerment development programs

A study was carried out to evaluate the impacts of microcredit and value chain intervention projects for livestock on women’s empowerment. Using the Women Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) and adapting it for measuring empowerment for women and men in both economic and rights dimensions as a result of livestock microcredit and value chain interventions in the Kenyan context, the researchers from this study recognized that for the most part, indicators of economic empowerment and rights seemed to agree in terms of empowerment and disempowerment. Continue reading

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Innovative women’s empowerment in agriculture index training

Greg Seymour, a PhD (Economics) student from the American University will be visiting the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Nairobi campus to train the Poverty Gender and Innovations (PGI) and development partner technical teams involved with the Ford Foundation funded intra-household study entitled, “Evaluating the impacts of livestock and aquaculture micro-credit and value chain programs … Continue reading