Timeline Guide

How to use this timeline

Welcome to the NICC timeline guide!

The NICC timelines are developed to share insight on Dutch international cooperation and development. The timelines have been structured according to different themes (water, gender, education, agriculture, climate) and different countries. Each timeline thus discusses a certain aspect of Dutch international cooperation and development.

This topic timeline is about Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE). It seeks to record the history of WEE in Dutch development cooperation over the period 1970-2022 in the international context. It shows how WEE gained prominence across various thematic areas.  The timeline is based on relevant policy and other documents as well as the experiences of the involved resource persons.

Although we gathered a lot of information, our timelines are never completely finished. If you have input for one of our timelines, feel free to contact us! You can do so by sending an email to info@stichtingnicc.nl. 

The WEE Timeline is a product by Stichting NICC. The following people have been responsible for the creation of this WEE timeline:

Resource persons

Louise Anten, Thera van Osch, Nelleke van der Vleuten, Maaike van Vliet, Kitty Bentvelsen 


Constanze Hödl, Kitty Bentvelsen, Jochem Delvaux, Louise Anten

Stichting NICC would like to express its gratitude to everyone who worked on the timeline!

See also:

Sources and Further Reading 

Gender and Agriculture Timeline

Chronological Gender Timeline

Other NICC Timelines

NICC Collection Search Engine 

NICC WEE Topic Paper (not online yet)