Join us to learn about the innovative work of two organizations in gender equality and the empowerment of women in Peru and Haiti.
Presenters will be sharing their case studies, their lessons learned, and context-specific as well as general recommendations for advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Deetken Impact’s ILU Women’s Empowerment Fund promotes financial inclusion for women through micro loans, and enhanced access to mobile phone-based digital wallets, and digital literacy training. By removing financial barriers for vulnerable women, enhancing their access to capital and strengthening their capacity to use digital technology, this innovative pilot project has improved women’s financial inclusion and promoted their equal economic participation.
The CoLab Project, based in the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University works with companies and institutions who are looking for radical shifts, bold ideas and new ways to engage and partner for more inclusive, sustainable outcomes. Their project ‘Unleashing the Power of Women’ was conducted in Peru to strengthen innovation and collaboration capacity among system stakeholders – civil society, private sector, government, communities and universities – for more inclusive and resilient solutions in governance, polices, processes and business practice.Through this project, they created processes and spaces where women from very different parts of the society (community leaders, government, NGOs, private sector, rural/urban, indigenous/non indigenous) worked collaboratively to innovate actionable and transformative solutions to women’s full participation in decision making, economic and social benefits and political voice within mining contexts. The project supported increased cross-cutting gender policies and practices at the national/regional/local levels and the incorporation of gender analysis into management instruments across agencies and ministries.