Why microfinance as aid isn’t enough to empower women

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Period24 May 2018

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleWhy microfinance as aid isn’t enough to empower women’
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    DescriptionSimply improving a woman’s economic situation does not necessarily result in greater equality. Increasing women’s economic engagement often increases their work burden on top of all the unpaid labour they do. It can also challenge established gender roles and power hierarchies, causing conflict in the home and even domestic violence
    PersonsSara Niner


  • Microfinance
  • Neoliberalism
  • International aid and development
  • Gender