WISE welcomes the 2018 theme for International Women’s Day, #PressforProgress.  WISE especially welcomes the UN Women theme for 2018, Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives, and hopes that this re-centring of the struggle on the agency and voices of rural and urban activism will lead to a reclamation of the women’s rights agenda within development discourse by those who pioneered it.

WISE welcomes the 2018 theme for International Women’s Day, #PressforProgress.  WISE especially welcomes the UN Women theme for 2018, Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives, and hopes that this re-centring of the struggle on the agency and voices of rural and urban activism will lead to a reclamation of the women’s rights agenda within development discourse by those who pioneered it.

WISE Development has recently undertaken a scoping study to inform investment and operational strategy for the Open Society Foundations (OSF) Economic Advancement Program (EAP). The EAP will seek to increase economic benefits for female workers, particularly those working in the informal sector, and to increase the voice of women in economic policy making.

WISE Director Georgia Taylor’s work with WHO on “Midwives Voices, Midwives Realities” cited in WHO statement to UN Commission on the Status of Women 2017.

Since January 2016, WISE has been working with Nathan Associates to help to address gender based constraints on the Market Development Programme (MADE) for Northern Ghana which is in its third year of implementation. The UKAid funded programme uses a market systems approach, Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) aimed at facilitating and stimulating sustainable economic transformation through agribusinesses and rural enterprises

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