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 – at both individual and household level – of livelihood and rights programs that target women.
Development interventions aimed at enhancing women’s empowerment often do not combine women’s economic opportunities and women’s rights.
However, researchers have recently recognized that providing women with economic opportunities does not necessarily result in their empowerment. Similarly, women’s awareness of their rights without the financial resources to exercise those rights often does not lead to empowerment.
The upcoming workshop therefore seeks…
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