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The 2015-2020 Gender Plan of Action is part of a continuing response to global commitments that follows the recommendations of Parties to recognize the relevance of gender considerations to the achievement of the Convention's objectives. The Plan's four strategic objectives are to: (1) mainstream a gender perspective into the work of Parties and the Secretariat to implement the Convention; (2) promote gender equality in achieving the Convention objectives, the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets; (3) demonstrate the benefits of gender mainstreaming...
This research is the first scholarly assessment of its kind to understand how innovations have improved women’s well-being, empowered women and advanced gender equality. International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). examined eight catalytic innovations in three domains that intersect areas with the greatest need and most creative entry points for realizing women’s empowerment: (1) technology use (2) social norm change and (3) economic resilience. When innovations are examined with a gender lens, a powerful, untapped strategy emerged to transform women’s lives. ICRW identified seven core...
Land statistics disaggregated by sex are useful for showcasing the disparities in land rights between women and men. They also provide a sense of women’s economic empowerment in agriculture. Unfortunately, land statistics are not always used properly. This infographic tries to understand and interpret better the different land statistics available in FAO’s Gender and Land Rights Database (GLRD).
This working paper synthesizes knowledge within CGIAR on adaptation measures in agricultural systems, for the benefit of parties and observers preparing submissions to the UNFCCC SBSTA. Experience from CGIAR and partners indicate that adaptation measures covering policy, technological, financial, institutional, and research interventions are being tested and applied in agricultural systems in low-income and middle-income countries.  Lessons include the need to ensure context-specificity when designing adaptation measures, engaging farmers in decision-making, and combining indigenous and...
The initial purpose of this assessment was to identify good practices, lessons learned and key entry points for increasing women‘s participation in and benefit from REDD+ activities, as well as opportunities to advance gender equality through this sector. This study aimed to provide recommendations on how future REDD+ initiatives in Asia, including USAID/RDMA‘s (Regional Development Mission for Asia) new Sustainable Landscapes program, can successfully integrate gender into REDD+ projects to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of USAID‘s REDD+ work and that USAID assistance makes the...
The Women and Gender Constituency published the ‘Gender-Just Solutions’ publication, highlighting over 30 technical, non-technical and transformative solutions for climate action. The Gender Just Climate Solutions shown in this publication are aimed at making gender responsive and equitable solutions visible and central to just climate action.  Gender Just Climate Solutions Award is an initiative of the UNFCCC to make gender responsive and equitable solutions visible at the COP21 in Paris and central to just climate action! The award is meant to recognize commendable work on women and gender...
This toolkit is an initiative of the UNDP Gender Team and the UNDP–UNEP Global Support Programme. It is designed to strengthen the capacity of national government staff and assist them in integrating gender equality into the development of National Communications (NCs). It is recognized that NC reporting processes can be a meaningful entry point for training, awareness-raising and capacity-building eff orts. Preparation of reports can also infl uence other, ongoing climate change planning and policymaking processes. As such, the toolkit can support Biennial Update Reports and planning...
This paper introduces a model of gender inequality and economic growth that focuses on the determination of women’s time allocation among market production, home production, child rearing, and child education. The theoretical model is based on Agénor (2012), but differs in several important dimensions. The model is calibrated using microlevel data of Asian economies, and numerous policy experiments are conducted to investigate how various aspects of gender inequality are related to the growth performance of the economy. The analysis shows that improving gender equality can contribute...
This working paper aims to help companies build effective strategies in women's economic empowerment by applying a holistic and integrated approach: "Holistic" in considering the broader conditions necessary for women's advancement and "integrated" in leveraging the full set of business assets a company can deploy. This apprach builds on growing body of evidence demostrating the importance of addressing systemic and structural barriers to gender equality for women to achieve their full economic potential.  This report draws on insights gathered form interviews with 10 multinational companies...

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