Poverty and gender equality are inter-linked: most of the world’s poor are women
Women’s unequal participation in economic and social development has a negative effect on families, communities and global development.
We believe that all people must have the same rights, responsibilities, possibilities for self-development and freedom to choose without any gender constraints. All people also have the right to develop their personal skills and make decisions without constraints imposed by gender roles.
In an equal community the different behaviours, desires and needs of women and men are assessed, appreciated and favoured on an equal basis.
Our aim is for women to be able to secure a sufficient livelihood through their own work. We focus on improving the food security of the poorest families. We help family farmers and small entrepreneurs increase the productivity of their work. We also help strengthen women’s cooperatives, which function as significant motors for people’s social and economic development.
of people in Kisii and Nymaria (Kenya) have to cope with less than a dollar a day.
Kenya’s agricultural workers are women.
of Kenya’s land is owned by women.
Senior Livelihood Adviser
+358 50 452 5412
Livelihood Field Coordinator, Somaliland
Livelihood – Field Coordinator, Kenya