gender equity

Creando condiciones para la equidad de género en proyectos públicos de electrificación rural : La Experiencia del Proyecto de Electrificación de Nicaragua (PELNICA)

El estudio presta particular atención a los impactos que ha tenido PELNICA sobre: (i) el empoderamiento económico de las mujeres, (ii) la ruptura de roles tradicionales tanto a nivel de hogar como en actividades económicas, y (iii) el aumento de la participación de las mujeres en la toma de decisiones a nivel comunitario.

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Women have traditionally been under-represented in the energy sector; they are often excluded from many power sector employment opportunities. At the same time, there is a lack of empirical research documenting the roles of women in the energy sector employment. Studies in other business sectors suggest that including more women in the workforce has a […]

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Experience in Gender Inclusion in the Implementation of the Batzchocolá Community Micro Hydroelectric Plant in Nebaj, Quiché, Guatemala

As part of its work, Semilla de Sol has built participatory management models to develop community-level renewable energy projects. These models include a strategy to foster gender equity in the implementation of their projects in the Ixil and Zona Reina regions in the Department of Quiché, in Guatemala. The Batzchocolá Community Micro Hydroelectric Plant, located […]

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Experiencia de inclusión de género en la implementación de la microcentral hidroeléctrica comunitaria Batzchocolá, Nebaj, Quiché, Guatemala

Semilla de Sol, como parte de su esquema de trabajo, ha construido participativamente modelos de gestión para el desarrollo de proyectos de energía renovable a nivel comunitario, en la que ha insertado una estrategia para desencadenar relaciones con equidad de género en la implementación de sus proyectos en la región Ixil y Zona Reina en […]

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This book of case studies represents a collaborative effort to explore the potential of biofuels to provide sustainable livelihoods and local sources of energy for people in rural areas of developing countries, with a special emphasis on women. Although there are many forms of bio-energy that can be useful in this regard, our focus in […]

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This section of the FAO’s Unasylva publication highlights the link between gender inequality in the forestry sector and food insecurity. While men typically focus on one or two species of trees for timber production, women often rely on a wider variety of species with multiple uses for food, medicine and fuel needs. This results in differing priorities in the way of resource management between men and women. Women’s priorities, however, are often overlooked resulting in losses in livelihood and subsistence needs.

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Within the global forestry sector, women are at a disadvantage. Women often possess distinct and valuable knowledge and priorities regarding forest resources, which often coincide with household health and nutritional interests. They, however, often lack agency and economic opportunity in forest management activities and decision-making. This report investigates these linkages and the chain-reaction women’s empowerment in the forestry sector can have on sustainable management and food security.

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Women in Environmental Decision Making in Liberia

Liberia, a historically war-torn country characterized by an extreme wealth of biodiversity, is making significant strides with respect to gender policy during the rebuilding process. This factsheet provides an overview of such gains made within environmental decision-making roles at the civil, national and international level, providing key EGI statistics and recommendations on how to improve gender-sensitive policy and implementation.

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This report has been prepared at the request of the Conference of the Parties at its eighteenth session in order to enable the tracking of progress made towards the goal of gender balance in advancing gender-sensitive climate policy. It contains a breakdown of the gender composition of constituted bodies established under the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, including the representation of women from regional groups, and a breakdown of the gender composition of delegations to recent sessions under the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol.

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This document highlights the importance of developing stand-alone goals addressing gender equity, gender equality, and empowerment of women. As post-2015 goals are being developed, transformative goals on these issues must be considered and enacted. Gender equality and women’s empowerment are important for economic, environment, and social sustainable development. 

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