Introducing Unmasking Gendered Poverty

In an effort to delve deeper into the intricate layers of gendered poverty and spark meaningful conversations, the Smallwood Trust introduces its newest venture: the “Unmasking Gendered Poverty” podcast.

Serving as an extension of the Gendered Poverty Learning Programme, this podcast aims to shine a light on the complexities surrounding gendered poverty while sharing invaluable insights gained along the journey.

But what exactly is the Gendered Poverty Learning Programme?

Funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, this initiative represents Smallwood’s dedication to understanding and addressing the root causes of gendered poverty. This programme shifts our focus to understanding the process of change alongside tangible outcomes. By doing so, Smallwood Trust aims to derive actionable learnings and best practices that can positively impact the women’s sector on various levels. Moreover, it empowers our grant partners to confront local systems of injustice and create lasting change for women in their communities.

What to expect from Unmasking Gendered Poverty

In its pilot season, the podcast is hosted by the Gendered Poverty Learning Programme’s programme manager, Rutendo Ngwena. It features an impressive lineup of guests who will guide listeners through a range of thought-provoking topics. From exploring why women tend to experience higher levels of poverty compared to men, to discussing policies that can empower women economically, each episode promises to offer fresh insights and perspectives. Additionally, listeners can expect discussions on how organisations are forging networks to strengthen women’s services and influence systemic change, as well as barriers that hinder women’s participation in the labour market. The podcast also highlights entrepreneurship as a viable pathway out of gendered poverty and emphasizes governance models that prioritize the voices of women with lived experiences in decision-making processes.

As the Smallwood Trust prepares to unveil this podcast, we invite audiences to join in this journey of education, inspiration, and empowerment. By delving into these crucial topics and featuring diverse voices and perspectives, we hope to foster a deeper understanding of gendered poverty and catalyse meaningful change.

Here is a teaser of what to expect on Spotify, Acast, Apple Podcasts and Amazon Music.

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