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dc.contributor.authorAhmed AlGarf, Yasmine
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-10T11:42:12Z
dc.date.available2021-08-10T11:42:12Z
dc.date.issued2021-08-12
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-78748-785-7
dc.identifier.doi10.21201/2021.7857
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/621216
dc.description<html> <head> <title></title> </head> <body> <p>The Women&#8217;s Handicrafts Production Cooperative is a success story that has transformed the lives of its members, who had been finding it hard to obtain employment. They are now focused on creating their own enterprise. Started in 2018, today the cooperative&#8217;s membership has expanded tenfold and created employment opportunities by using the principles of social solidarity economy and collective business models. The Youth Participation and Employment (YPE) project in Egypt, developed in partnership with the Better Life Association for Community Development (BLACD), provided technical training to the cooperative in handicrafts production, as well as life skills training, to empower the workers to continue despite all the societal pressure for them to give up. Assistance from BLACD came in when it was needed. Particularly during the COVID-19 crisis, with the tourism market shut down, BLACD has provided crucial technical advice and support, supporting the cooperative to brainstorm and identify several parallel income-generating activities. This case study contains some testimonies from members of the cooperative on how their collective strength was harnessed to create employment and income.</p> </body> </html>en_US
dc.format.extent5en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOxfam IBISen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCreating Jobs for Young People in the MENA Region
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/harnessing-the-power-of-the-collective-the-womens-handicrafts-production-cooper-621216
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectPrivate sectoren_US
dc.titleHarnessing the Power of the Collective: The Women’s Handicrafts Production Cooperative in Aswan, Egypten_US
dc.typeCase studyen_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfamen_US
oxfam.subject.countryEgypten_US
oxfam.subject.keywordBetter Life Association for Community Developmenten_US
oxfam.subject.keywordCollective business modelsen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordJobsen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordSkillsen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordSocial solidarity economyen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordTrainingen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordWomen's Handicrafts Production Cooperativeen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordYouth Participation and Employmenten_US
oxfam.subject.keywordYPEen_US


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