To tackle gender inequality and the particular challenges faced by extremely poor women and female-headed households PPEPP will primarily work through promoting their economic status. However, evidence suggests economic status alone is often not sufficient to change prevailing attitudes that constrain women and girls’ life choices and control over their own resources. PPEPP will focus on gender relations within the household and community, involving men and women. This will include behaviour change communication activities with men, women, religious and traditional leaders to influence attitudes and practice.
Jointly funded by the UK’s FCDO and the EU, the ‘Pathways to Prosperity for Extremely Poor People (PPEPP)’ -- in short ‘Prosperity’ -- program aims to lift two million marginalized people out of extreme poverty in the next 10 years.