Practice 1: Women’s sense of self-worth

How did social enterprises build women’s self-worth and self-belief? Offer counselling and emotional support  Social enterprises we interviewed provided counselling and emotional support by listening to ‘previously silenced voices’ of women beneficiaries. As one social enterprise shared: ‘the women that… more
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Part 1: Introduction

Social enterprises are businesses committed to social justice – working to address the social and environmental challenges we face. In a world dominated by gender inequality, many are working to empower women – creating jobs, opening up opportunities and tackling… more
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Practice 3: Access to opportunities and resources

What did social enterprises do to enable women gain access to opportunities and resources? Training and upskilling (to increase the prospect of employment) Social enterprises provided various training opportunities for women to develop their competencies. As a social enterprise shared: ‘we… more
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Practice 4: Power to control their own lives

What did social enterprises do to expand women’s  control their own lives, both within and outside the home? Participation in social enterprise decision making Social enterprises provide women beneficiaries with opportunities to participate in and contribute to organisational decision-making process…. more
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Part 2: Glossary

Gender: characteristics of men and women which are socially constructed e.g. how men and women should behave, the different roles men and women have, what men and women are entitled to. Gender is not the same as sex, which refers… more
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