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Webinar – Beyond Male Engagement: Creating Male Champions for Women’s Economic Empowerment



Beyond Male Engagement: Creating Male Champions for Women’s Economic Empowerment

In order to shift gender norms, it is important to meaningfully include men in the conversation, but how do you move beyond engagement and towards behavior change?

This webinar will discuss technical best practices and promising approaches to promote men’s participation in women’s economic empowerment.

The panelists will highlight specific approaches and methods being utilized by The SEEP Network and MenEngage Alliance members in the field, highlighting innovative tools, trainings, activities, and programming that promote male champions for women’s economic empowerment.

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Beyond Male Engagement: Creating Male Champions for Women’s Economic Empowerment

Wednesday, May 4
9:30 – 10:30 am

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This webinar is hosted by SEEP’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Working Group, as a part of its “Innovations in Women’s Economic Empowerment” webinar series.


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Center for Global Development seeking consultants for An Update to A Roadmap for Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment

The Center for Global Development (CGD) is conducting a systematic review of the most recent evidence since A Roadmap for Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment was produced by the United Nations Foundation with support from the ExxonMobil Foundation in September 2013. A partial update was published in The World Bank Research Observer in 2014. This project, which will serve as a collaboration between CGD, the United Nations Foundation (UNF), and the ExxonMobil Foundation, will identify potential new interventions that increase women’s productivity and earnings in developing country contexts. Please see the request for proposals and terms of reference for this project:

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Report Release: Measuring Women’s Economic Empowerment and M&E Guidelines

From the Women’s Economic Empowerment: A Roadmap website:

Design challenges are common to most program evaluations, but this is especially true for programs that measure women’s economic empowerment. This is because of the interdependence between women’s economic and social roles, which influences their business choices and returns to those businesses. For example, because women have significant family responsibilities, they may have different goals for their businesses, such as less growth but the option to work from home. This makes the choice of measures used to capture empowerment particularly complex.

Building on the results of the Roadmap report (2013), the United Nations Foundation and the ExxonMobil Foundation commissioned five expert researchers to produce independent think pieces on distinct economic empowerment measurement topics.

In 2014, the foundations convened the researchers to discuss their recommendations and identify a common set of widely applicable outcome measures across two categories: urban women entrepreneurs and business leaders, and rural women entrepreneurs and farmers.

The Measuring Women’s Economic Empowerment report (2015), a companion to the Roadmap report, summarizes recommended measures to assess intermediate, direct, and final outcomes of women’s economic empowerment programs.

In addition, an M&E Guidelines document was produced that includes questionnaire modules for each of the outcomes discussed.

This work was presented at an event at the Center for Global Development on June 16. A video of the event is available here.

More information on the project is available here: www.womeneconroadmap.org/measurement.

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Job opportunity: International Coordinator of the Joint Programme of FAO, IFAD, UN Women and WFP

The International Coordinator will provide support to the implementation of the Joint Programme of FAO, IFAD, UN Women and WFP on “Accelerating progress towards the economic empowerment of rural women.”

This five-year (2012-2017) JP aims to economically empower rural women in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Nepal, Niger and Rwanda. The coalition of FAO, IFAD, UN Women and WFP is expected to generate synergies that capitalize on each agency’s mandate, comparative advantage and institutional strength to generate more lasting and wider-scale improvements in the living conditions and rights of rural women and girls in the context of sustainable rural development. The

JP focuses on four key outcomes for rural women: 1) improved food and nutrition security, 2) increased incomes to sustain livelihoods, 3) enhanced leadership and participation in rural institutions and in shaping laws, policies and programmes, and 4) more gender-responsive policy environment for the economic empowerment of rural women.

Read more about the position in the Terms of Reference (pdf).

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Live webcasts this week from the Commission on the Status of Women

Watch these events live on EmpowerWomen.org:

Wednesday 11 March, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm (EDT)

“Principles into Practice: Market Place and Value Chain” organized by UN Women’s Empower Women Team during the annual event on the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs)

Wednesday 11 March, 3:00 to 4:15 pm (EDT)

“Unlocking domestic capital for women’s economic empowerment” organized by UN Women, UNCDF and UNDP

Tuesday 17 March, 10:00 to 11:15am (EDT)

“Making women’s voices heard on Social Media” organized by UN Women and the OECD Development Center

Visit http://www.empowerwomen.org/ for more resources on women’s economic empowerment.

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Call for proposals: Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW)

The Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) program has announced a new call for research proposals. This call, on the effects of patterns of growth on women’s economic empowerment aims to generate new evidence on the impact of specific growth patterns, and which public policies and interventions can ensure that the positive effects of growth on women’s empowerment are enhanced.  Please have a look at the call, at IDRC’s competitions page.

The closing date for applications must is 17:00 (GMT)/12:00 (EST) on February 23, 2015 and applications are through the IDRC online application process. The GrOW program is a joint initiative of DFID UK, The Hewlett Foundation, and IDRC. For more information please visit our website at: www.idrc.ca/grow.

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Webinar: Women’s economic empowerment in inclusive market systems development

This learning series will take place over the first half of 2015, bringing you the chance to closely engage with key experts on conceptual and practical issues around women’s economic empowerment in inclusive market systems. Through a thought-provoking sequence of webinars, e-discussions and social media engagement, participants will learn about good practices, practical implementation considerations and lessons learned. The discussion will consist of four distinct threads:

1. The theory behind the approach: Women’s economic empowerment in inclusive market systems development.
2. Practical implications part I: Inclusive business and women in market systems development
3. Practical implications part II: Labor markets and women in market systems development
4. Measurement methods: Women’s economic empowerment in market systems development

The series will be launched on January 29th, 9:30am-11:00am (EST), with a compelling webinar that explores conceptual theories and recently developed frameworks for women’s economic empowerment in inclusive market systems.

Read more here.