Women's Empowerment

Empowering Women for Sustainable Energy Solutions to Address Climate Change

The objective of this paper is to identify effective ways to integrate and mainstream gender equality into climate, energy and environment–related policies and programmes, learning from experiences on the ground in the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) region; and then propose ideas for further work and research. Throughout, women are viewed not only as victims of
climate change but as active agents for sustainable development. 

Gender, Headship, and the Life Cycle: Landownership in Four Asian Countries

Despite increasing evidence that households do not always function as one, policies regarding land and property rights are often formulated at the household level, assuming the primary adult male is the landowner. Because land policy reform has typically focused on changing household, rather than individual, rights to land, many of the data are collected at the household rather than the individual level.

The Global Gender Gap Report 2015

The Global Gender Gap Index presented in this Report seeks to measure one important aspect of gender equality: the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics. The Index points to potential role models by revealing those countries that—within their region or income group—are leaders in distributing resources more equitably between women and men, regardless of the overall level of available resources.

Why Grant-making in India Needs a Gender Lens

This whitepaper hopes to serve as a thought leadership piece and guide to help grantmakers realize how adopting a gendered approach will create deeper impact and result in improved returns. It intends to put the onus on the givers (funders) and doers (non-profits) to drive conversation and action on the critical role gender plays in the socio-economic development of India;

“Be bold, do something” Jeannette’s message to businesses on gender equality initiatives at the Responsible Business Forum 2015

Jeannette Gurung was one of the panelists discussing ending poverty in all its forms and achieving gender equality, during the Responsible Business Forum on 4 November in Singapore. 

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Giving credit where it is due: How closing the credit gap for women-owned SMEs can drive global growth

Investing in women and girls is one of the highest return opportunities available in the developing world, as a wide range of economic research shows. This study by Global Markets Institute demonstrates that bringing more women into the labor force can significantly boost per capita income and GDP growth.