Gender Equality

A Large Step Towards Gender-Just Climate Policies, but Too Little Overall Progress: GenderCC´s & LIFE´s joint statement on the outcomes of COP23

This is a joint statement of GenderCC´s & LIFE´s on the outcomes of COP23. They actively participated through formal interventions in the plenaries, meetings with national delegations, policy recommendations and public activities. They express their concernes about the absence of human rights and gender equality in the negotiations on these implementation guidelines.

Behind Every Global Goal: Women Leading the World to 2030

This brief publication is an effort to both elevate and celebrate the role women are playing to meet the 2030 deadline and to make the case for more women leaders to step forward and lead for the future we want. While we have made significant progress in the participation of women in leadership roles in many parts of the world, there is much-unfinished business.

Opening Doors: Mapping the Landscape for Sustainable Energy, Gender Diversity & Social Inclusion

This report focuses on 45 countries where there are significant challenges in providing sustainable energy services to all, including access to electricity, clean cooking, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. This report highlights 10 promising projects are examples of success; but to go beyond incremental improvement to wide-scale success, far bigger shifts are needed towards approaches that integrate gender equality, social inclusion, and women’s empowerment.

Advancing Rural Women’s Empowerment: Leveraging opportunities to achieve zero hunger

This IFAD policy brief emphasizes that food security and nutrition for all can only be accomplished under conditions of sustainable progress in ensuring the elimination of all forms of gender discrimination and full participation of rural women in all spheres of society – economic, social and political.

Participatory Gender Training for Community Groups

Any intervention in a village requires strong community support. This cannot be trained or tick marked, as it is not easily measurable. Underlying every community and household is constant change. Male out-migration changes women’s work load, their mobility and need to speak up for their family. However, their agency might be restricted by gendered norms. Social change, the change of norms, rules, and relations, is a long-term process.

Improving Gender Equity in Irrigation- Application of a Tool to Promote Learning and Performance in Malawi and Uzbekistan

This paper provides a brief synthesis of research conducted on gender in irrigation, and the tools and frameworks used in the past to promote improvement for women in on-farm agricultural water management. It then presents results from the pilot of the Gender in Irrigation Learning and Improvement Tool (GILIT) in locations in Malawi and Uzbekistan in 2015.

Sex, Rights, Gender in the Age of Climate Change

Sexual and reproductive rights are often missed out of the development equation.4 Reports from the grassroots level tell us that communities affected by climate change perpetuate existing gender norms, and highlight the occurrence of early/child marriage and gender-based violence. This shows that interventions on climate change, including climate extreme events, need to recognise and integrate sexual and reproductive rights.

Rice–rice and rice–shrimp production: A gender perspective on labour, time use and access to technologies and services in southern Viet Nam

This case study analyses and compares the role of women and men in two production systems dominated by rice–rice (double cropping) and rice–shrimp. It assesses the gender division of labour, time use and work burden, and reviews the access to and adoption of labour-saving technologies and services. The research draws attention to the importance of making women’s labour contribution visible as this affects many of the production constraints they face.

Gender Review of Climate Change Legislative and Policy Frameworks and Strategies in East Africa

This paper, reviews climate change related policies and strategies in East Africa through a gendered lens. The countries whose legislative and policy frameworks are in focus include: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. The study assesses how these countries have integrated gender in their climate change legislation, policies and strategies to support the vulnerable while addressing climate change.

Gender Integration in REDD+ and ERPD in Nepal- Assessment Report & Gender Action Plan

From January through May, 2017, WOCAN was contracted by the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility of the World Bank to conduct a gender assessment at the district and community level within the Emissions Reduction Program area to provide baseline information on the various social, economic and political conditions that women face in the forest sector, and to