► Opinion: Why is demand-driven training like a long-term marriage? Such training can also change the attitude of male participants, making them more open to accepting women as potential business partners. In many situations, it is also helpful to reach out to the participants’ families or husbands, because it provides an opportunity to explain the tangible benefits to supporting the entrepreneurs’ aspirations and ultimately makes it easier for women to access family resources for their businesses. The U.S. Agency for International Development also notes that this kind of engagement is an opportunity to prevent backlash, including gender-based violence, towards women ...

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