Women's Empowerment

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.

Transforming the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil for greater gender equality and women’s empowerment

This brief draws on ongoing research being carried out by CIFOR on gender and oil palm in Indonesia, and on collaboration between Oxfam and the RSPO Human Rights Working Group and the RSPO smallholder working group, to evaluate and recommend actions for enhancing the gender responsiveness of the RSPO and its social auditing mechanism.

A Glimpse of Her Stories: Rural Women's Resilience and Food Security

The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) and partner organizations documented cases of women in communities in the Philippines and Kenya about their experiences and perspectives. PCFS met with women from three different communities and interviewed them on their perspectives, experiences and struggles.

Hope Dries Up? Women and Girls Coping with Drought and Climate Change in Mozambique

Women and girls in Mozambique are struggling more than ever to cope with the current drought, the worst in 35 years, aggravated by a particularly powerful El Niño phenomenon, according to this CARE study. Up to 80 percent of the families are forced to reduce their meals to only one or two daily rations. Tens of thousands of children are expected to be acutely malnourished.

Raising the Bar: Rethinking the Role of Business in the Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development gives business a significant role to play in efforts to achieve the SDGs, based on its ability to invest and innovate. However, for companies to truly contribute, they must move beyond current forms of engagement, abandon a narrow focus on the SDGs as an opportunity to increase corporate profits and embrace their wider responsibilities to the societies in which they operate.

Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Fisheries and Aquaculture

This fact sheet developed by FAO presents an overview of current gender equality and women’s empowerment issues in the fisheries sector. Women’s engagement in fisheries can be viewed from social, political and technical perspectives, all of which show that the role of women is often underestimated. This inadequate recognition of women’s contributions hampers the sustainable development process, resulting in increased poverty and food insecurity.

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