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“Cooperative Connections: Connecting Female Artisan Home-Based Workers through Women’s Cooperatives in Jakarta, Indonesia”

Melanne Verveer leads a panel discussion

GIWPS joined with the International Co-operative Alliance to launch new research by Bank of America Fellow for Women and the Economy Andrew Walker. His report “Cooperative Connections: Connecting Female Artisan Home-Based Workers through Women’s Cooperatives in Jakarta, Indonesia” finds that cooperatives are an important tool for women artisans, and offer opportunities for saving and borrowing as well as health services, education, and the potential to leverage collective voice. Expert panelists Peggy Clark, Director of the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, Amy Coughenour Betancourt, COO National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA, and Greta Schettler, COO WEConnect International confirmed the potential of investing in women artisans, and the importance of the cooperative model in advancing inclusive development. Read more about “Cooperative Connections” here: http://bit.ly/2vD4xws