Economic Empowerment

Women’s Economic Empowerment

​​​​​​​​Improving women’s economic opportunities is key to poverty reduction and sustainable economic growth. Although women have entered in large numbers into the labour force and increased their income, they still face many constraints and limitations. A critical factor for women’s economic empowerment is the burden of unpaid care and household work.


Enhancing women’s economic opportunities is one of the priorities in SDC Gender Policy. The following topics are at the centre of SDC’s work for the promotion of women’s economic empowerment:

 
 
 

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ICFG/Caritas/SDC [2.3 MB]
To understand why in certain regions equality between women and men i...

To understand why in certain regions equality between women and men is progressing, whilst it has stagnated elsewhere, indeed why under certain circumstances discrimination of various kinds is increasing, this publication will examine gender relations, including their shifting positions and the tendencies of gender inequality to persist in the context of social change.


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SDC [311 kB]
This thematic guidance sheet is one of a series written to support SD...This thematic guidance sheet is one of a series written to support SDC staff in ensuring that gender issues are taken into account transversally in different thematic domains – in this case, focusing on market systems development (MSD).More

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ICFG/Caritas/SDC [2.3 MB]

To understand why in certain regions equality between women and men is progressing, whilst it has stagnated elsewhere, indeed why under certain circumstances discrimination of various kinds is increasing, this publication will examine gender relations, including their shifting positions and the tendencies of gender inequality to persist in the context of social change.


 
SDC [311 kB]
This thematic guidance sheet is one of a series written to support SDC staff in ensuring that gender issues are taken into account transversally in different thematic domains – in this case, focusing on market systems development (MSD).

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