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FinEquity Annual Survey 2021

Dear FinEquity members, we are launching our annual survey. We would love to receive your feedback to design strategies and resources that serve your needs. Your participation is important to us, please help us by answering this 4-minute survey. 
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FinEquity's April 2021 Newsletter

This month we bring you the “Social Norms Diagnostic Co-Lab” recently launched by CGAP and FinEquity, a guest blog on women’s groups and resilience, the upcoming webinar “Empowering Women on a Journey Towards Digital Financial Capability” by Women’s World Banking with FinEquity as a contributing partner, and much more.
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Understanding How the Psychosocial Elements of Women's Groups Contribute to Building Resilience

Despite the mainstream inclusion of resilience in the international development and humanitarian assistance sectors, there is still much we do not understand about the linkages between psychosocial factors, like social capital, and women’s empowerment, and resilience. 
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A Collaborative Effort to Diagnose the Effect of Social Norms on Women's Financial Inclusion

In March 2021, CGAP and FinEquity launched a peer-learning program called “Social Norms Diagnostic Co-Lab” to understand how social norms affect women’s financial inclusion in specific contexts as well as to identify opportunities to design gender-transformative solutions that advance women’s financial inclusion and economic empowerment.
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FinEquity's March 2021 Newsletter

This month we bring you a list of key publications on women's financial inclusion and economic empowerment compiled with FinDev Gateway as well as blogs on the digital gender divide and the key takeaways from our first Tools Workshop. 
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Why Does She Behave the Way She Does? - Key Takeaways from the Tools Workshop

Participants of FinEquity’s inaugural Tools Workshop “Why does she behave the way she does? - Using Personas to unpack gendered social norms for financial inclusion" learned how to develop social norms-informed Personas through a series of hands-on exercises.
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Introducing FinEquity's Technical Advisory Committee

FinEquity recently welcomed its inaugural Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for its first meeting on February 26, 2021. The committee is chaired by Antonique Koning, Gender Lead and Senior Financial Sector Specialist at CGAP.
FinDev Guide

FinDev Guide to Women’s Financial Inclusion and Economic Empowerment

In honor of International Women’s Day, we share a curated list of key resources from FinEquity, the women’s financial inclusion community of practice convened by CGAP.
FinDev Blog

Can Financial Service Providers Help Reduce Intimate Partner Violence?

A review of the literature finds that combining microfinance services with social empowerment interventions has been effective, and that measures to reduce the financial stress associated with taking on debt could also help.
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FinEquity's February 2021 Newsletter

This month we bring you our third learning theme, Impact Pathways; our Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Guide; upcoming events and opportunities; as well as FinDev's podcast.