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Women's Empowerment Mainstreaming and Networking (WEMAN)

Women’s Empowerment Mainstreaming And Networking (WEMAN) is an initiative which focuses on gender mainstreaming in rural development with the objective of contributing to food and income security, sustainable livelihoods, and gender equality in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. This is mainly achieved by integrating the Gender Action Learning System (GALS) - a community-led empowerment methodology - into financial services, farmer training, business development services, and market linkages. The project runs from 2008–2020 and, so far, over 100,000 women and men and more than 70 organizations have been directly involved in WEMAN in countries such as Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, Sudan, Peru, Colombia, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

The Communication Initiative Network, March 2017