This document outlines the Action Plan for the Latin American and Caribbean region to work more effectively to address issues of gender inequality in economic opportunities, human development assets, and agency. The general objective is to enhance knowledge and capacity to understand and adddress gender issues that are constraining development and gender equity in the region.
The UN Economic and Social Council, on the 15th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, bring forward matters calling for attention and areas of progress with respect to the Status of Women.
This report from the working group on connecting women’s rights to food security organized by the Group of Women Parliamentarians explains the necessity of integrating women’s empowerment and food security into climate change adaptation strategies. Mainstreaming of these issues, as opposed to addressing climate change, food security, and gender through siloed approached, will increase the effectiveness and impact of this work. This paper identifies successful strategies for addressing these challenges.
This document provides definitions of empowerment, approaches to empowerment in policy and practice, indicators of empowerment, and implications for policy and strategy.
Within the complexities of the services that forests provide for climate change mitigation, it is crucial to understand women’s role in these processes. This publication provides examples of projects which have worked to empower women and protect forest resources.