Chemonics recognizes that in some contexts, deep-rooted cultural and historical practices have narrowly defined women’s opportunities and roles. To address these inequalities, we lead activities that facilitate women’s access to the skills and resources they may need to participate fully in society. We also recognize that within these contexts, women’s experiences and opportunities are not homogenous. We seek to understand the intersection of identities and factors that have led to women’s underrepresentation in select sectors and leadership roles, as well as those that impact access to other opportunities. We also address the legal, regulatory, and cultural enabling environments that may impact women’s access to equality.
Women’s Empowerment .
Empowering Women in Rural Khatlon, Tajikistan
The Feed the Future Tajikistan Land Market Development Activity seeks to improve the status of rural women in society by increasing the number of women heads of farms.
What Men Can Do, Ladies Can Do
The Feed the Future Uganda Youth Leadership for Agriculture Activity partnered with Sing With Me Happily to train 108 female youth in tractor operations and help them find employment across Uganda.
A Female Tractor Operator in Uganda Breaks Barriers
With support from the Feed the Future Uganda Youth Leadership for Agriculture Activity, Kevin Akello became the first female tractor operator in her community and proved “what a man can do, a woman can also do.”
Empowering Colombian Women
The Mobile School empowers women in Cauca as political and social organization leaders — training them on topics such as democracy, peace, and women’s rights. Women then replicate the training with others in their own communities.
Cristina Hardaga Fernández
Chief of Party, Human Rights Accountability Activity (Promoviendo la Rendición de Cuentas por los Derechos Humanos (RED-DH))