Towards Gender Transformation in Global Supply Chains
As IDH we believe women are key to drive growth and sustainability. However, the possibilities for women to engage in supply chains is currently limited. To address this concern, IDH has developed the Gender Toolkit, consisting of practical case examples from IDH and similar projects in sectors that we work in, and of our IDH Gender Guide, where we explore opportunities to integrate gender aspects in different programming steps of projects and inventions.
Following these steps may positively influence your project or intervention and leverage greater impact. Our IDH Gender Toolkit aims to raise awareness, encourage, and inspire to integrate gender aspects into supply chain approaches. More examples can be found below, under our publications.
The importance of gender equality in market transformation
Gender equality, gender balance, inclusive business environments and improved working conditions are needed. They are an engine for economic growth as well as a value creator for businesses themselves. Though women contribute roughly 40-50% of all farm-related labour and activities in developing countries, they represent fewer than 20% of the world’s landholders, and often their access and control of resources, particularly income, is comparatively lower than that of men. This prevents them from being an active driver of economic growth and productivity in agricultural value chains.
IDH has seen throughout the years that gender equality is a catalyzer for economy growth. In the last years we have been implementing gender interventions to tackle gender barriers for all individuals in their workplace. It includes initiatives to increase women’s access to resources, their position in leadership roles and women’s workplace safety around the globe and are seeing results in different industries.
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Senior Manager, Gender