Women success stories from South East Europe


Women’s economic empowerment is essential in promoting equality between women and men and is a precondition for sustainable development.

To promote economic empowerment of rural women through the support of women entrepreneurship, it is crucial that women are informed about property rights, in particular in relation to agriculture businesses. This collection of success stories from women from South East Europe will help to raise awareness of all women about their property rights and to amplify women’s voices and role in the rural economy. The stories focus on women with issues in land property rights and on women’s entrepreneurship with farm or non-farm small businesses.

This publication was produced with support from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH regional project “Support to Economic Diversification of Rural Areas in Southeast Europe” (SEDRA), implemented jointly by the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group in Southeast Europe (SWG) and GIZ Open Regional Fund for South-East Europe – Legal Reform in the framework of a regional awareness campaign: “Empowered women, empowered economy”.

We would like to thank all the women for sharing their truly inspiring stories, for their courage and honesty and wish them all the best in their future endeavor’s.

Link to publication: Women Success Stories Publication