Defining Women’s Economic Empowerment and Resilience

Women’s economic empowerment (WEE) basically means enabling women to earn a decent living. It has taken on a variety of definitions and sometimes,  is even used without definition.

Proponents differ in defining the how and why to achieve WEE.  How to tackle the wicked problems of poverty, exclusion, exploitation, and gender inequality? And ‘why’?

The building blocks

We believe that women’s economic empowerment and resilience (WEE/R) requires a building block approach to address the underlying structural barriers that women face in their economic efforts. To learn more about this approach, Louise Anten has written a full article as part of our initiative Building Bridges for Women’s Economic Empowerment.