Women's Empowerment

Power and Potential: A Comparative Analysis of National Laws and Regulations Concerning Women's Rights to Community Forests

This Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) report provides an unprecedented assessment of the status of developing countries’ legal frameworks regarding women’s community land rights, and whether states are meeting their obligations under national and international laws.

Addressing the Gender Differentiated Investment Risks to Climate-smart Agriculture

This paper argues that closing the gender gap in land and other productive resources can provide a “triple dividend” of gender equality, food security and climate management, thereby offering a cost-effective approach to the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Gender Equality in Codes of Conduct Guidance

This BSR(Business for Social Responsibility) Guidance was developed to address this weakness in codes of conduct by offering a gender-sensitive analysis of codes of conduct principles—with a primary focus on women—and making recommendations on how companies can strengthen their clauses to promote gender equality in the workplace, with a specific focus on developing and emerging markets-based supply chains.The Guidance, is structured around two main sections:

Leveraging Co-Benefits between Gender Equality and Climate Action for Sustainable Development

The UNWomen guidebook intends to help practitioners and stakeholders integrate gender equality considerations in climate projects and leverage co-benefits between gender equality and climate action for sustainable development.

Gender Responsive Work on Land and Corruption- A Practical Guide

This guide is a product of the Transparency International Women, Land and Corruption in Africa project implemented by our chapters in Ghana, Uganda and Zimbabwe between 2014 and 2016. The project has enhanced the national and international research and advocacy by showing how land corruption impacts women’s land rights and communities’ food security. This guide draws from their experiences and tools used in the project.

Women’s Empowerment in Rural Community- Driven Development Projects

This report explores evidence of how the Community-driven development (CDD) approach can create and enhance participation and decision making when women, as well as men, are to be included in the “community” voice and choice. It reviews the theoretical and empirical literature and analyzes World Bank–supported CDD projects.

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