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Adapting the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index to include rights can improve assessment of empowerment

A strategy combining activities that will simultaneously enhance livelihood and rights capabilities of target beneficiaries of development interventions appears to be a most  effective way of empowering women. The strategy is also applicable for other marginalized groups. This strategy was the focus of discussions at a day-long workshop on integrating rights into livestock microcredit and … Continue reading

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Gender experts meet to develop strategies to integrate livelihoods and rights in women’s empowerment programs

On 25 February 2013, some 25 gender researchers, development practitioners and women’s rights advocates will meet at the Nairobi campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) for a day-long workshop to discuss practical ways of simultaneously integrating economic development and rights in programs aimed at empowering women. This integrated approach will improve the impacts … Continue reading