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Economic empowerment for women is a key component of Oxfam’s Economic Justice programme in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel (OPTI). The snake cucumber (faqous) value chain provides a good example of an intervention that focuses on women’s economic empowerment (WEE). This value chain is unique in its nature and scope as it is led by women. This case study examines the factors that have contributed to increasing women’s access to and control over economic opportunities and identifies learning and best practice to be used as a model for future interventions.

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