Empowering Rural Women in Burkina Faso
- Sustainable Development Goal :5 - Gender Equality
- Gender Equality Marker :Gender Transformative (GE3)
- Testing Country :Burkina Faso
- Testing Period :15 months
- Amount :$221,275
World Neighbours Canada Society is testing an approach to facilitating an animal-fattening enterprise which focuses on structuring and supporting the transition to more equitable labour roles and power relations in households, particularly for women but also crucially for men, girls, and boys as they learn from and assist women in a cooperative enterprise. The proposed innovative solution looks to advance gender equality and empower women by directly addressing patriarchal constraints and by working to improve women’s access to, and control over, assets which can support food security in rural Gourma in Burkina Faso.