Gender Equality

Sex, Rights, Gender in the Age of Climate Change

Sexual and reproductive rights are often missed out of the development equation.4 Reports from the grassroots level tell us that communities affected by climate change perpetuate existing gender norms, and highlight the occurrence of early/child marriage and gender-based violence. This shows that interventions on climate change, including climate extreme events, need to recognise and integrate sexual and reproductive rights.

Rice–rice and rice–shrimp production: A gender perspective on labour, time use and access to technologies and services in southern Viet Nam

This case study analyses and compares the role of women and men in two production systems dominated by rice–rice (double cropping) and rice–shrimp. It assesses the gender division of labour, time use and work burden, and reviews the access to and adoption of labour-saving technologies and services. The research draws attention to the importance of making women’s labour contribution visible as this affects many of the production constraints they face.

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

This paper, reviews climate change related policies and strategies in East Africa through a gendered lens. The countries whose legislative and policy frameworks are in focus include: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. The study assesses how these countries have integrated gender in their climate change legislation, policies and strategies to support the vulnerable while addressing climate change.

Gender Integration in REDD+ and ERPD in Nepal- Assessment Report & Gender Action Plan

From January through May, 2017, WOCAN was contracted by the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility of the World Bank to conduct a gender assessment at the district and community level within the Emissions Reduction Program area to provide baseline information on the various social, economic and political conditions that women face in the forest sector, and to

Gender Issues in Biogas Promotion and Use in Kenya: A preliminary review

This review has been undertaken in the context of preparation of a concept note for the Kenya dairy NAMA. Biogas promotion is one of the project components. Mitigation actions should aim to achieve greater, more effective, sustainable, and equitable climate change results, outcomes and impacts; ensure that women and men have equal opportunity to contribute to,

What Happens after Technology Adoption? Gendered Aspects of Small-Scale Irrigation Technologies in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania

This paper complements the gender and technology adoption literature by shifting attention to what happens after adoption of a technology. Understanding the expected benefits and costs of adoption from the perspective of women users can help explain the technology adoption rates that are observed and why technology adoption is often not sustained in the longer term.

Energizing Equality: The importance of integrating gender equality principles in national energy policies and frameworks

This assessment has been conducted to identify and understand the degree to which gender considerations have been addressed in energy policies, plans and strategies worldwide. Findings offer insights into the ways in which governments are recognizing gender considerations in the context of their energy policymaking and planning and trends with respect to key cross-cutting gender issues and regional comparisons.

Authors: Maria Prebble and Ana Rojas

Status of Gender, Vulnerabilities and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

The paper looks at a range of materials in order to develop a better understanding of how communities in general and women more particularly impacted, are coping with and adapting to their changing circumstances; the lessons that community-based adaptations from the wider South Asian region offer for helping to mitigate adverse conditions; the state of climate adaptation policies, national and local action plans (NAPAs and LAPAs) of countries of the HKH; and, finally, identifies research gaps