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 tested an approach to facilitate 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. This innovative solution's aim was to advance gender equality and empower women by directly addressing patriarchal constraints by working to improve women’s access to, and control over, assets which can support food security in rural Gourma in Burkina Faso.

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Canadian SMO : World Neighbours Canada Society
Local Partner(s) : Association d’Appui à la Promotion du Développement Durable des Communautés (APDC)
Region : Africa
Theme : Agriculture

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