Women's Empowerment

Building Effective Women's Economic Empowerment Strategies

This working paper aims to help companies build effective strategies in women's economic empowerment by applying a holistic and integrated approach: "Holistic" in considering the broader conditions necessary for women's advancement and "integrated" in leveraging the full set of business assets a company can deploy.

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.

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.