The Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Gateway is designed and developed by the DCED WEE Working Group.
Private Sector Development (PSD) represents a powerful way to address gender inequalities and empower women both economically and socially. At the same time, engaging women in productive employment can have economy-wide benefits. The DCED Women’s Economic Empowerment Working Group (WEE WG) aims to harness knowledge and experience among DCED member agencies and PSD practitioners on how to integrate gender and WEE considerations more strategically and effectively into their work. As such, the WEE WG aims to focus on PSD programmes that wish to improve the way in which they consider gender and WEE but lack the knowledge or tools to do so. A main way of operation of the working group is through knowledge exchange and dissemination of information on WEE-related issues.
The WEE Gateway is an interactive and highly practical platform that aims to contribute to the design and implementation of more effective gender sensitive, responsive and transformative PSD programmes in the field. See our page on definitions to find out how we define key phrases used throughout the WEE Gateway; gender exploitative, gender sensitive, gender positive and gender transformative.