Gender Equality

Gender Review of Climate Change Legislative and Policy Frameworks and Strategies in East Africa

The focus of this paper is to establish whether these frameworks are in accordance with international and regional frameworks on climate change in addressing gender-specific impacts of climate change in the areas of climate-smart agriculture, food security, water, health, human rights and security. This paper, therefore, reviews climate change related policies and strategies in East Africa through a gendered lens.

Incorporating Gender into Low-emission Development: A Case Study from Vietnam

Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture is needed to meet global climate policy targets. A number of low-emission development (LED) options exist in agriculture, which globally emits 10–12% of GHG emissions. In paddy rice production, alternative wetting and drying (AWD) can reduce emissions by up to 48%. Co-benefits of AWD include lower water consumption, lower use of fertilizer and seeds, and higher resistance to some pests and diseases.

Gender Differences in Participation, Roles, and Attitude towards Mariculture Operation: A Case Study in the Philippines

Mariculture was envisioned to contribute to poverty reduction by increasing employment opportunities and income in the area where it is situated. This paper assesses the participation in mariculture of local men and women in seven mariculture sites in the country, the roles they perform, and their willingness to be involved in mariculture operation.

Gender and Sustainable Forest Management: Entry Points for Design and Implementation

Forest and trees play multiple roles in the landscapes and climate context, by serving a climate mitigation function as carbon sinks, through regulating water, sustaining agriculture and providing livelihoods and energy resources for women and men.

Gender Matters in Forest Landscape Restoration: A Framework for Design and Evaluation

This brief provides a framework and set of recommendations for enhancing gender equality and women’s rights in and through Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) initiatives. It presents key considerations for gender-responsive FLR, drawing on lessons from the wider gender and natural resource management literature, ongoing and past restoration, and relevant initiatives to alter local land uses for global conservation and development goals.

A Large Step Towards Gender-Just Climate Policies, but Too Little Overall Progress: GenderCC´s & LIFE´s joint statement on the outcomes of COP23

This is a joint statement of GenderCC´s & LIFE´s on the outcomes of COP23. They actively participated through formal interventions in the plenaries, meetings with national delegations, policy recommendations and public activities. They express their concernes about the absence of human rights and gender equality in the negotiations on these implementation guidelines.

Behind Every Global Goal: Women Leading the World to 2030

This brief publication is an effort to both elevate and celebrate the role women are playing to meet the 2030 deadline and to make the case for more women leaders to step forward and lead for the future we want. While we have made significant progress in the participation of women in leadership roles in many parts of the world, there is much-unfinished business.

Opening Doors: Mapping the Landscape for Sustainable Energy, Gender Diversity & Social Inclusion

This report focuses on 45 countries where there are significant challenges in providing sustainable energy services to all, including access to electricity, clean cooking, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. This report highlights 10 promising projects are examples of success; but to go beyond incremental improvement to wide-scale success, far bigger shifts are needed towards approaches that integrate gender equality, social inclusion, and women’s empowerment.

Advancing Rural Women’s Empowerment: Leveraging opportunities to achieve zero hunger

This IFAD policy brief emphasizes that food security and nutrition for all can only be accomplished under conditions of sustainable progress in ensuring the elimination of all forms of gender discrimination and full participation of rural women in all spheres of society – economic, social and political.

Participatory Gender Training for Community Groups

Any intervention in a village requires strong community support. This cannot be trained or tick marked, as it is not easily measurable. Underlying every community and household is constant change. Male out-migration changes women’s work load, their mobility and need to speak up for their family. However, their agency might be restricted by gendered norms. Social change, the change of norms, rules, and relations, is a long-term process.