Vivian working at her roadside stall
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Women’s empowerment, control over incomes and right to food

Through our volunteers, we're helping to promote respect of women’s right to adequate food, women's control over their own incomes and developing productive resources to create climate resilient agriculture.

The lack of implementation of laws on gender equality in land rights and distribution means that resources are limited for those who need them most.

Cultural barriers means that women are often not given access to farming land, or if they are, they have no control over the income that they earn.

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Yu Saret farming in her field.
VSO/Cesar Lopez Balan

Right to food

Millions of people are struggling without a reliable source of food and income to support themselves and their families.

VSO national volunteer Jackline Kakala smiles as she conducts an aspirations analysis with young women participating in the Lake Zone Youth Empowerment project

Empowering Tanzanian girls and young mothers

Supporting marginalised young people in Tanzania - especially girls and young mothers - to develop the skills and confidence they need to secure reliable livelihoods.

Woman standing outside next next to a river, crab fishing

Empowering women, ending dependence and transforming lives – two stories from Bangladesh

Volunteer filmmaker Sue Turbett has just returned from Bangladesh, capturing first-hand projects that are investing in the livelihoods of women.