Gender Equality

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.

Women in Fisheries in Asia: 1978-2016

This article on the milestones achieved by women in the fisheries in Asia- Pacific is based on existing material and contributions. The milestones are just a start and are somewhat biased towards research and government agency actions, and contain less than we would like on grassroots action. Part of the lack of grassroots coverage is due to the lack of public visibility, especially on the internet, of women’s grassroots groups and actions.

Removing Barriers to Women Entrepreneurs’ Engagement in Decentralized Sustainable Energy Solutions for the Poor

Rapidly falling renewable technology costs and new business models mean that decentralized energy solutions hold great promise to accelerate universal sustainable energy access. Across developing countries, women are typically the primary household energy managers. Close to their customers, women entrepreneurs have the potential to lower customer acquisition and servicing costs and drive these new decentralized solutions. However, they remain under-represented in the industry.

CEDAW's General Recommendation on the Rights of Rural Women

In this General Recommendation (GR), the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) clarifies State obligations to ensure the rights of rural women, with a focus on article 14 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (“the Convention”) which recognizes the unique situation of rural women and highlights specific obligations of States parties in recognizing, promoting and protecting their rights.

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