EWA: Women Empowerment – Benefit (for) All

2012 - 2015 • WECF (Women Engage for a Common Future)

Purpose

To contribute to the economic and political empowerment of women from low-income rural and peri-urban regions in six developing countries

Activities

Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF) developed together with (17) local partners in six countries (Afghanistan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, South Africa, and Uganda) the Empower Women – Benefit for All programme (EWA) which is funded through FLOW.

Countries of activity

Location of main activity

Objectives

Increased economic self-reliance and women’s political participation of women in low-income rural and peri-urban regions.

The overall goal of the "Empower Women – Benefit (for) All" (EWA) programme is to contribute to the economic and political empowerment of women from low-income rural and peri-urban regions in six developing countries (Afghanistan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, Tajikistan, Uganda).

Further information

Although overall the economic component is on track, it showed a high variety among countries (and
even partners) in realising planned activities and targets. This appeared due to contextual factors and
the nature of activities undertaken by women and men project participants. Another important
factor is the partners’ capacities to understand the various aspects of business development and how
to support women and men in developing their (very) small-scale income generation into a business
based on a profit orientation. This lead to the recommendation that WECF coordinators supported by
the WECF business advisor jointly with the partners should reflect on the country project’s economic
component taking the various factors mentioned into account.

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Capacity development Enabling environment and institutional strengthening Europe, Caucasus & Central Asia Food security and productive sanitation International NGO Other funding source or unspecified Peri-urban Political processes and institutional aspects Practitioners Rural Rural areas Specific to one or several countries Sub-Saharan Africa

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Women Engage for a Common Future

The Netherlands • Germany • France


Working for a Healthy Environment for All Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF), is an international network of over 100 women’s, environmental and health organisations implementing projects in 40 countries and advocating globally for a healthy environment for all. Safe Water and Sustainable Sanitation for All - WECF implements decentralised, safe sustainable and affordable sanitation systems for rural areas and promotes in particular access to safe water and sanitation for schools. WECF raises awareness and mobilises citizens for sustainable water and wastewater management and promotes community based and affordable water supply systems for rural areas without a centralised drinking water supply. WECF and partners represent civil society in the UNECE Protocol on Water and Health process and advocate for an integrated and sustainable approach to water resource and river basin management.

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