WI-HER News

August 2020

Increasing women’s participation in the labor market to improve the GDP

2020-08-08T06:49:02+00:00

Potential gains in GDP from women's labor market participation Brookings Institution estimates by increasing women's labor market participation to the same rate as advanced economies, Africa would gain 44 million more labor market participants. According to Andinet Woldemichael, [...]

Increasing women’s participation in the labor market to improve the GDP2020-08-08T06:49:02+00:00

July 2020

Entrepreneurial women in Jordan leverage the gig economy during COVID

2020-08-08T06:53:50+00:00

Entrepreneurial women in Jordan leverage the gig economy during COVID A scholar of gender and development shares how leveraging the growing gig economy in Jordan can offer one way forward in changing the perceptions of women entering the [...]

Entrepreneurial women in Jordan leverage the gig economy during COVID2020-08-08T06:53:50+00:00

WI-HER recommends Duvendack and Mader on financial inclusion

2020-08-08T06:56:14+00:00

Financial inclusion initiatives alone do not lead to empowerment. As Duvendack and Mader show in this systematic review of reviews, financial inclusion had positive effects on women's economic empowerment, but the positive effects were likely due to additional program features, [...]

WI-HER recommends Duvendack and Mader on financial inclusion2020-08-08T06:56:14+00:00

June 2020

Intersection between women’s economic empowerment and reproductive rights

2020-08-08T06:59:06+00:00

The connections between women's reproductive empowerment and economic empowerment is a recent area of analysis, and evidence over the last five years has been emerging that demonstrates the associations between greater reproductive freedoms and women's increased participation in economic activities. [...]

Intersection between women’s economic empowerment and reproductive rights2020-08-08T06:59:06+00:00

May 2020

COVID-19 and Gender. Women Twice at Risk

2020-05-14T11:37:24+00:00

By Helen John, Gender, Social Inclusion, and Community Engagement Advisor, Integrated Health Project (IHP) Bauchi State, Nigeria COVID-19 and Gender. Women Twice at Risk In December 2019, the world witnessed a major event which has now affected all [...]

COVID-19 and Gender. Women Twice at Risk2020-05-14T11:37:24+00:00

Accounting for Gender and Social Inclusion Through Work Plan Development: My Experience With the Primary Health Care (2020-2021) Work and Business Plan

2020-05-14T11:28:06+00:00

By Stella Abah, Gender, Social Inclusion, & Community Engagement Advisor, IHP Kebbi State, Nigeria The PM of SEMCHIC shares background on the workplan and costing templates. Photo Credit: IHP. “Gender integration” and “mainstreaming” are phrases that we frequently [...]

Accounting for Gender and Social Inclusion Through Work Plan Development: My Experience With the Primary Health Care (2020-2021) Work and Business Plan2020-05-14T11:28:06+00:00

Gendered Impact of COVID 19 on Women and Girls

2020-05-14T11:20:11+00:00

Facility Staff educating women on hand washing and GBV during ANC and postnatal visit at Kanya PHC Every pandemic, disease outbreak or crisis of any kind affects women, men, boys, girls and individuals of diverse gender identities differently. [...]

Gendered Impact of COVID 19 on Women and Girls2020-05-14T11:20:11+00:00

Engaging Men: The Panacea for Achieving Gender Equality in Maternal and Child Health

2020-05-14T10:46:48+00:00

Engaging Men: The Panacea for Achieving Gender Equality in Maternal and Child Health By Helen John, Gender, Social Inclusion, and Community Engagement Advisor, Integrated Health Project (IHP) Bauchi State, Nigeria  Maternal mortality is unacceptably high. Globally, approximately 295,000 [...]

Engaging Men: The Panacea for Achieving Gender Equality in Maternal and Child Health2020-05-14T10:46:48+00:00

Laraba the Young Girl

2020-05-14T10:43:26+00:00

By Aisha Ahmed, Gender, Social Inclusion, and Community Engagement Advisor, Integrated Health Project (IHP) Sokoto State, Nigeria Violence against women, girls and boys are the most prevalent human rights violations in the world and are not restricted by any social, [...]

Laraba the Young Girl2020-05-14T10:43:26+00:00
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