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Good-bye from Nisha Singh

A good-bye from one of FinEquity's founding facilitators.
FinEquity Blog

On Our Radar: July 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.
FinEquity Interview

Member Spotlight: Chryspin Afifu

FinEquity member and International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)'s Gender and Women’s Economic Empowerment Specialist, Chryspin Afifu, sat down with us to tell us about his work and how ICRW is promoting design and delivery of social protection interventions that work for women in Kenya and Uganda through research.
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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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Tackling Financial Abuse of Women in Financial Inclusion: A Call to Action

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.
FinEquity Blog

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.  
FinEquity Blog

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.
FinEquity Interview

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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Gender Responsive Approaches to Building Women’s Climate Resilience in Africa

Reflections on the climate session held in the FinEquity Africa Annual Convening 2024 in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, exploring challenges and proposing what will be required for approaches with effective design and delivery of climate-smart financial solutions that will help women build resilience.