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Choosing Our Words Wisely: Is it Economic Violence, Financial Abuse, or Something Else?

The concept of financial abuse of women and girls remains an unexplored area within the financial services sector. In our first installment of the "financial abuse mini blog series", Grameen Foundation's Senior Research Director, Bobbi Gray, introduces the subject, provides a working definition, and shares insights on the topic from their work in Honduras.
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Today a Village Savings Group, Tomorrow a Women’s Bank

Since March 2022, the Amazons of Côte d’Ivoire have created nearly 2,000 Village Savings Groups (VSLAs) with over 45,000 members across the country. Amazons are women members of VSLAs who are leaders in their communities. In this blog, CARE’s Aisha Rahamatali highlights how 49 women are using locally-led initiatives in the form of VSLAs to provide financial resources to women and girls in their communities and lift them out of poverty.  
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On Our Radar: June 2024

An updated take on "What We're Reading". The FinEquity team brings you a curated list of women's financial inclusion and economic empowerment content we've been consuming recently, from podcasts, new initiatives, and articles to videos and social posts.
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Member Spotlight: Lydia Baffour Awuah

FinEquity member and Opportunity International's Senior Programme Manager, Lydia Baffour Awuah, sat down with us to tell us about her work and how her organization is building financial resilience among rural women in Malawi by digitalizing savings groups.
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On Our Radar: May 2024

An updated take on "What We're Reading". The FinEquity team brings you a curated list of women's financial inclusion and economic empowerment content we've been consuming recently, from podcasts, new initiatives, and articles to videos and social posts.
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Bridging the Divide: Boosting Women Entrepreneurs’ Digital Access for Financial Inclusion

New research from the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, in partnership with Intuit, highlights the key experiences, challenges and opportunities from 1,156 women entrepreneurs in low and middle income countries with particular focus on digital, AI, networks, online gender-based violence, gender discrimination and accessing finance. The Foundation’s CEO, Dhivya O’Connor, shares what needs to be done so that women can overcome challenges and access opportunities.
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Co-creating Solutions for Effective Women’s Financial Inclusion in Latin America and The Caribbean

FinEquityALC's Regional Lead, Mariana Martinez shares her main takeaways from the #FinEquityALC2024 annual convening, on key topics including gender-focused investment, intentional gender regulations and the power of gender-disaggregated data to accelerate women's financial inclusion.
FinEquity Interview

Member Spotlight: Luisa Fernanda Villamil

FinEquity member and Desjardins International Development (DID)'s, Luisa Fernanda Villamil, sat down with us to tell us about her work and how DID is building financial resilience among women cocoa farmers in rural Colombia.
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Member Spotlight: Farid Tadros

FinEquity member and We-Fi Secretariat's Operations Officer, Farid Tadros, sat down with us to share about his work and We-Fi’s work on climate and how they are empowering women entrepreneurs to tackle climate challenges.
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On Our Radar: April 2024

An updated take on "What We're Reading". The FinEquity team brings you a curated list of women's financial inclusion and economic empowerment content we've been consuming recently, from podcasts, new initiatives, and articles to videos and social posts.