Facilitating women's economic empowerment: tackling gender norms and unpaid care

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BEAM Exchange

Market systems programmes are increasingly encompassing women’s economic empowerment. Such programmes often aim to increase women’s access to opportunities, but with little consideration of how gender norms or roles and responsibilities in the household and the community can undermine both development outcomes and market activities. 

This webinar brought together findings from two BEAM-supported research projects to answer the questions:

  • How do market systems programmes currently understand and tackle gendered social norms?
  • How do market systems programmes address problematic aspects of unpaid care to facilitate women’s economic empowerment?

Webinar resources.