Women In Manufacturing program improved the leadership skills of the women participants, and facilitated utilization of voice and agency

In recognition of the government’s prioritization of manufacturing in its development agenda, Ku-WEE Hub is conducting a study on Effectiveness of the Women-in-Manufacturing program (WIM) in promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment in Kenya. Here is a highlight of the pilot study findings on Decision making, access and control of productive resources contained in policy brief by the research team.

Other key findings of the pilot study indicated that: Women reported limited control over household productive assets and could not make exclusive decisions about business and household income. Spousal dominance and control over Women’s personal, resources and business life is a major problem that hinders business development among women. Most women have power in time agency, but with significant variations between those engaged in domestic work and those income generating activities.

Read the policy brief recommendations here


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