Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 13 October 2017 at 11:42

Infographic: Women’s Economic Empowerment Framework

It is already on our web platform for a while but not all of you might have seen it: the Women’s Economic Empowerment Framework. AgriProFocus made this infographic together with Fair & Sustainable to visualize this important and often used concept. It’s based on publications of DCED and work done together with FAO for the development of their guiding framework for gender sensitive value chain development (links are provided below).

Women’s Economic Empowerment is the process by which women increase their ability to succeed economically and strengthen their power to make and act on economic decisions that influence their lives and societal priorities.

A woman is economically empowered when she has both (1) the ability to succeed and advance economically and (2) the power to make and acts on her own economic decisions at individual, household, community level and controls resources, profits and decision-making process. Not all women will follow the same path to become economically empowered. Important is that all women become empowered by the knowledge, tools, and power to make decisions for themselves.

This sounds interesting but also quite theoretical. By means of simple icons this infographic visualizes the two sides of WEE: Tools to Act (Access to productive resources) and Power to Act (Power and Agency) at the back side of the infographic these icons are used to analyze the constraints and strategies to address them in different situations along the value chain

Download infographic in pdf English version and French version

Credits/ further reading:

FAO. 2016. Developing gender-sensitive value chains – A guiding framework. Rome 

FAO, 2018. Developing gendersensitive value chains - Guidelines for Practitioners

DCED, 2014.Measuring Women’s Economic Empowerment in Private Sector Development Guidelines for Practitioners, by Erin Market, updated September 2016

Shadrack Agaki Our responsibility should be to proactively seek ways of helping those in our Network to get this valuable Information to the villages, towns and cities in order to accelerate Adoption and utilization of these frameworks.

1 year 3 months ago

Paul Marivate I need more info to assist our emerging women farmers in South Africa 

1 year 1 month ago

Angelica Senders Dear Paul have you had a look at the gender in value chain page of this platform:  https://agriprofocus.com/gender-in-value-chains . You can find there all kind of resources: (downloadable) publications, video's, an online course (3 e-modules) and a directory of coaches to assist you. I wish you success in assist women farmers in South Africa 

1 year 1 month ago

Paul Marivate Thanks.

1 year 1 month ago