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Promoting women’s economic, political and soci0-cultural rights have been at the heart of TWN Africa’s work on gender and development. Over the years we have worked, and continue to undertake, research on issues impacting women’s effective participation in the economy, built networks and advocated at the national, regional and global levels for policy and practices that address the barriers that impact African women’s total participation in the economy.

Women small scale salt miners, Ketu South

Ketu South Women in Small-Scale Salt Production

Women’s small-scale salt miners on the Keta lagoon threatened by large-scale salt mining companies. TWN, with National Coalition on Mining (NCOM) partners, undertook a fact-finding mission to the area to find out more about the situation and the communities...

Women’s Economic Empowerment Key to Girls’ Education

An initiative to keep girls in school by supporting income-generating activities for their mothers is bearing fruit in Burkina Faso, where poverty and cultural values still deprive many girls of an education, writes *Brahima Ouédraogo. We often buy notebooks...