Earning money is key to women’s empowerment

Earning money is key to women’s empowerment
29 October 2018

Since 2013 Femconsult has been supporting gender mainstreaming within the Blue Gold Program, implemented in coastal Bangladesh with funding of The Netherlands. Blue Gold helps local communities to stabilize their environments and pursue sustainable socio-economic development through participatory water management and diversified farming practices with an increased awareness of planning and profit. This article explains that these improvements, together with ensuring women’s participation and selected gender-specific activities, improve the opportunities for women to engage in farming as decision-makers, earn their own money and become more respected.

Interested to learn more, check the article written by Dhaka-based journalist Hilde Janssen https://femconsult.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/BlueGold-article.pdf