Women’s economic empowerment – key to sustainable development

maj 15, 2017 · No comments

Given women’s large presence in the agricultural workforce worldwide, empowering women is key – not only to the well-being of individuals, families and rural communities, but also to overall economic productivity. This was one of the conclusions of the We Effect regional conference on women’s economic…

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Lobbyist award boosts grass root activists in Nairobi’s slum

januari 16, 2017 · No comments

With the money and honor Rachael Mwikali, the first Lobbyist for Change winner, can do more in the fight for poor people’s rights in Kenya. Now she calls for nominations of other young people and women for this year’s prize. –  It is a big gift…

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New Call to Action: Give women and youth in Eastern Africa access to financial services

november 9, 2016 · No comments

We Effect’s annual conference on gender equality and sustainable development in Eastern Africa leads to a call for financial services to become real for women, youth and Persons with Disabilities. Financial inclusion is an important factor for improving women’s economic empowerment, fighting poverty and promoting sustainable…

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4th Gender Equality for Sustainable Development Conference

juni 23, 2016 · No comments

Theme: Financial Inclusion for Gender Justice, Women Empowerment and Sustainable Development. Venue: Hilton hotel, Nairobi, Kenya Dates: 27 – 29 September 2016 Women and youth continue to face challenges in their efforts to access financial products and services for their economic development. Limited access to other capital assets and…

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The world’s toughest job

mars 2, 2016 · No comments

When We Effect recruited to “the world’s toughest job” – working as a female small holder farmer in Africa – 560 Swedish women applied. Karin Kling, a Swedish nurse, was selected. In January she traveled to Malawi. Women in Africa produce up to 80 percent of…

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We Effect Board visits the region

december 18, 2015 · No comments

Between the 9-15 of November, members of the We Effect Board in Sweden went on a study visit to the Southern Africa region. The group visited Mozambique and Zambia, where experiences were shared with We Effect partner organisations.   In Mozambique, the board met with the…

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Traditional leaders promote women’s rights in Southern Africa

september 1, 2015 · No comments

Last year in August, 18 traditional leaders signed a declaration in which they pledged to work for women’s land rights in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Last week, on August 27, We Effect launched a report summarizing the commitments, aiming to serve as a tool in the…

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New project in Kenya targets cooperative member’s children

juli 3, 2015 · No comments

Faith Kyalo is 4 years old. Soon, she and the other children of Kikuthuko Women Group, an affiliate of Machakos Cooperative Union, will be able to play and learn at a pre-school when mum and dad are working. We Effect’s regional office in Eastern Africa has…

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Basil fields empower Bosnian women

april 14, 2015 · No comments

Despite good climatic conditions and access to water, the agricultural sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina is not reaching its full potential. The unemployment rate is steadily growing, many people live in poverty. Only 35% of the women in the country carry employment. Together with partner organisation…

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New partnership between We Effect East Africa and FAO

mars 18, 2015 · 1 comment

A partnership for improved governance and equality in producer organizations in Kenya kicks off in Nairobi. We Effect’s regional office in East Africa has partnered with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in a project dubbed ”Strengthening Governance and Gender Equality in Producer…

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