PGE LAUNCHES ITS LATEST TOOL - THE PGE PROJECT METHODOLOGY, WITH SUPPORT FROM THE SAFE PLATFORM OF THE IDB

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We are excited to offer our third tool to the coffee sector to encourage greater engagement with gender equity in the supply chain. The PGE Project Methodologysupports industry and development actors to implement a field level project in their own value chain. The Tool provides detailed explanations to design, plan, launch and monitor a project at a household, community, and producer-organization level. It was developed with the input of a number of industry and development professionals to ensure its applicability in a variety of settings, with funds from the SAFE Platform of the InterAmerican Development Bank provided funding. The methodology was validated within the PGE Field Level Project in Nicaragua funded by UTZ Sector Partnership Program. 


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  • Gender empowerment and women’s empowerment do not aim to promote one sex over another. Rather, gender empowerment is the ability for men and women to participate equally in society at the household, community, and national levels, especially regarding economic and political decision-making.
  • Women’s empowerment narrows the focus when there is a gap in equality and equity in order for women to have the ability to realize their full potential and participate in society as decision-makers. Both gender empowerment and women’s empowerment work to create a balanced society.
  • Gender equity deals with justice and fairness and means that women and men have the same opportunity, taking into account their respective needs and historic disadvantages.
  • Gender equality means and that men and women are equally valued and free from stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination so that opportunities do not depend on being a man or a woman. Gender equity can be a pathway to gender equality.