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Empowering Women through the Graduation Approach

By BRAC UPGI • June 28, 2021 • 1 minute read

Central to the Graduation approach is the understanding that extreme poverty encompasses a multidimensional set of challenges not limited to low incomes. While extreme poverty afflicts both women and men, women are particularly vulnerable because of barriers created by unequal gender dynamics.Women play a critical role in social and economic development by investing a higher proportion of their earnings in their families compared to men, thus improving outcomes for entire households.2 Based on this premise, BRAC’s Graduation approach aims to empower women as agents of change within a household and the broader community.