Gender Equality

Gender Responsive National Communications Toolkit

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.

Implementation of Gender-Responsive Climate Action in the Context of Sustainable Development

This is the report of the Expert Group Meeting (EGM) organized by UN Women, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat (UN DESA), and the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC secretariat) from 14 – 16 October 2015, in Bonn, Germany.

A Gender Approach to Understanding the Differentiated Impact of Barriers to Adaptation: Responses to Climate Change in Rural Ethiopia

Abstract: While adaptation has received a fair amount of attention in the climate change debate, barriers to adaptation are the focus of a more specific, recent discussion. In this discussion, such barriers are generally treated as having a uniform, negative impact on all actors. However, we argue that the precise nature and impact of such barriers on different actors has so far been largely overlooked.

Gender Integration into Climate-smart Agriculture: Tools for Data Collection and Analysis for Policy Research

This paper summarizes methods to analyze gender-differentiated impacts of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) and aims to enhance the understanding of gender-related determinants of outcomes and facilitate the development of effective interventions that improve gender equality.

Accessing Justice: Models, Strategies and Best Practices on Women's Empowerment

This study explores some of the challenges and solutions for women’s access to justice in diverse
legal systems. It shows that women face structural and cultural barriers to accessing justice – insufficient knowledge of rights and remedies, illiteracy or poor literacy, and lack of resources or time to participate in justice processes.