Welcome to the new site for ILO-WEDGE

An on-line community for promoting women's entrepreneurship development, resource sharing and best practices

A new on-line home for ILO-WEDGE

WEDGE, a project of the Women's Entrepreneurship Development programme, of the ILO’s Small Enterprise unit(EMP/SEED), is in its third and final phase, where we are focusing on enhancing dialogue and building capacity for project  sustainability, monitoring and evaluation.

Within this phase we are looking to build on existing channels of communication and resource sharing among our partner organizations, trainers and stake holders working to promote women’s entrepreneurship development.

As part of this objective, we are piloting a new 6 month newsletter, Inside-ILO 
WEDGE, as well as the new WEDGE website, to serve as a platform for resource and information sharing among our partners and community.

The first issue of Inside ILO-WEDGE will be released in July, 2009. We will be putting out a call for resources and best practice submissions from partners and stakeholders that will be shared and included within the upcoming issues of the newsletter.

We are very excited to launch these communication tools and expand our strengths within the last phase of WEDGE. We are looking forward to hearing your feedback, reading about your experiences and build on the potential of a strong network.

The WEDGE website is an online hub for
resources, news and dialogue. The website includes an online forum to further facilitate communication and resource sharing.  We look forward to building this space and fostering a community of knowledge, resources and experience to continue to promote and build women’s entrepreneurship.

Share your feedback!

Do you have thoughts, feedback, questions about the new site? We want to hear from you. Send us your suggestions.

Have a good resource, news item or best practice? Send them to us and we will add them to the site.



Disability Mainstreaming and Women's Entrepreneurship Development. Download Count Us In! A resource guide on mainstreaming women with disabilities into WED activities, and Link and Learn a DEWD and WEDGE partnership assessment, including an assessment of WEDGE tools.

The Disability Team has also launched a new Disability Hotline to answer queries and support the work of colleagues on disability inclusion.


The homepage of the public ILO website features a story, written by a freelance journalist, highlighting the success of WEDGE Cambodia, entitled: By cooking and cleaning, Cambodia’s Mr. Mom sweeps away poverty. Based on testaments from men and women who have participated in the Cambodia WEDGE project, the article highlights how entrepreneurship as well as gender equality training has influenced the domestic division of labour, decision making and consequently the amount of time that women have to grow their businesses. Read more.


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