Gender Equality

Seeking Accountability for Women’s Rights through the Sustainable Development Goals

The Center for Economic and Social rights and UNWomen paper focuses mainly on mechanisms and venues that have the greatest potential to strengthen the responsibility and answerability of policy makers and where their actions and decisions can be assessed against women’s rights and gender equality standards, and on mechanisms which can bolster accountability to the SDGs by enforcing the human rights obligations underpinning them. Accountability has a corrective and a prevent

Women’s Economic Empowerment and Agribusiness: Opportunities for the gender transformative agenda

The study identified three main external drivers of the more innovative and transformative gender agendas: the project context; the commitment from the donor to addressing gender issues in agribusiness and value chain development, underpinned by technical support; and accreditation for fair trade and decent work.

2017 HLPF Thematic review of SDG 5

This is the  High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development's review of the SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. This review provides brief analyses of trend data for SDG 5 targets and status updates. It also identifies challenges for implementation at the national level and opportunities for implementation.

Tracking the Money for Women’s Economic Empowerment

This brief, produced by the OECD-DAC Network on Gender Equality (GENDERNET) and the DAC Working Party on Development Finance Statistics (WP-STAT ), provides an overview of official development assistance (ODA) going to women’s economic empowerment. It identifies key trends, financing gaps and priority areas for improving donor support in this area.

KEY FINDINGS

Economic Empowerment of African Women through Equitable Participation in Agricultural Value Chains

The objective of this report is to identify areas that the African Development Bank (AfDB) and its partners could target to empower women economically in agriculture. Addressing the barriers that reduce the participation of women along the agricultural value chain, from production through to processing and trade will be pivotal in transforming their role in the sector and in empowering them economically.

Investing in Women along Agribusiness Value Chains

This report aims to help companies close productivity and efficiency gaps in agribusiness value chains, particularly those in smallholder production. At each stage—(1) input provision and use; (2) production; (3) post-harvest processing and storage; and (4) transportation, marketing, and sales—it outlines key challenges that women face, highlights business benefits, and offers potential private sector solutions.

Investing for Positive Impact on Women

This paper applies the Total Portfolio Activation framework to help mission investors maximize their social and environmental impact across their entire portfolios and to generate positive benefits for women and girls. It presents concrete examples of leading opportunities, as well as a variety of case studies of investors, funds, and initiatives that integrate gender considerations into their investment activities.

Towards Gender-Equitable Small-Scale Fisheries Governance and Development

This document, Towards Gender-Equitable Small-Scale Fisheries – A handbook In support of the implementation of the voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (henceforth the “handbook”), was developed to support gender-equitable small-scale fisheries by enhancing the understanding of their gender dimensions, with a focus on the specific role and conditions of women in the small-scale fisheries 

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