Women’s Empowerment Mainstreaming and Networking (WEMAN) programme is a long-term  global initiative of Oxfam Novib, started in 2008. Its overarching goals are:

  • Empowerment and improvements in livelihoods which are significant and sustainable for women, their families and communities, particularly from low income and vulnerable groups
  • Gender justice mainstreamed in economic development interventions and institutions including: financial services, livelihood/market/value chain development and economic policy and decision-making

The WEMAN global blog is an interactive learning site for exchange of views and experience between Oxfam Novib partners and other colleagues in different parts of the world.

Its current focus is on three main areas:

  • co-development of Gender Action Learning for Sustainability (GALS) methodology that forms the community-led basis for all WEMAN programmes
  • household methodologies for gender and generational empowerment in economic and other development interventions
  • gender justice in value chain development following on from the joint Oxfam Novib and IFAD GENVAD programme.

For questions, please contact WEMAN@oxfamnovib.nl.

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