Women's Economic Empowerment
Around the world, women are disproportionately affected by poverty. Women are more likely to have less access to opportunities for skills development, fewer resources and less access to market services and information.
In addition, women are often constrained by social norms that influence their ability to make decisions and manage workloads within households, communities and markets.
World Vision is committed to advancing gender equality and women’s economic empowerment through an intentional approach across our livelihoods programs, including: Inclusive Market Systems Development and Financial Inclusion.
Our programs seek to promote women’s access to opportunities and resources, as well as increased agency, including decision-making ability and more manageable workloads.
World Vision adopts an integrated whole of program approach to gender inclusion and WEE outcomes across design, strategy development, intervention development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Within our iMSD programs, we aim to make women visible, value their paid and unpaid work, understand their specific constraints and opportunities within a market, and design interventions to address these.
In our Financial Inclusion programs, we adopt and implement Gender Lens Investing principles to ensure gender is considered at each stage pre- and post-financial transaction as well as through ongoing technical assistance. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, World Vision seeks to promote positive gender norm change within the communities we work with.