Gender Equality

Connecting Perspectives on Women’s Empowerment

This volume of IDS Bulletin entitled Connecting Perspectives on Women's Empowerment makes a timely contribution to our understanding of how ideas around empowerment have evolved and how we can move forward to expand women's opportunities and choices and realize women's empowerment in a meaningful way.

Gender in Forestry and REDD+ in Indonesia

Indonesia, like many other countries, is prone to these gendered risks given the historically entrenched male-dominated nature of the forestry sector coupled with growing commercial pressures on forest land, embedded social and cultural norms and religious interpretations that may exacerbate gender inequalities in rural communities.

Climate Investment Fund Gender Action Plan – Phase 2

The goal of the CIF Gender Action Plan - Phase 1 was to mainstream gender in CIF policy and programming in support of gender equality in climate-resilient, low carbon development investments in CIF countries. Phase 2 is envisioned as a deepening of the approach undertaken in Phase 1, moving from ‘mainstreaming’ alone, to a focus on policy, technical support, evaluation

Mobilising Women Farmers to Secure Land Rights in Uttar Pradesh

To improve access to land and resources for women farmers in Uttar Pradesh (UP), one of its focus states, Oxfam India conducted a study along with Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG) in 2006.The study aimed to understand whether government schemes actually reached and benefitted women farmers. The study showed only 6 per cent women owned land, 2 per cent had access to credit and only 1 per cent had access to agriculture trainings.

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