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Itaipu Binacional: Gender Equality

Guided by the premise that women and men must have the same opportunities, without discrimination, Itaipu Binacional decided to create this Booklet, which is based on the “Seven Women ́s Empowerment Principles”.

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Interview with John Knox: what causes violence against environmental defenders?

IUCN NL’s Femke Wijdekop invited two internationally renowned human rights lawyers to engage in a conversation on the challenges environmental defenders face and how to tackle them. As the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, John Knox is the leading ambassador for defenders who are fighting for their right to a sustainable environment. Netherlands-based human rights lawyer Jan […]

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Mainstreaming Gender in Green Climate Fund Projects

Climate change is not only one of the greatest environmental and development challenges facing the world today, it is one that will have critical impacts on human rights and inequalities, including gender inequality. It is therefore deeply appropriate for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and UN Women to have collaborated in developing Mainstreaming Gender in […]

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Toward Equity Series (Vol. 1-9)

This nine volume series offers concrete suggestions and recommendations for incorporating a gender equity perspective into every stage of the project cycle. Vol. 1: Writing proposals with a gender perspective Vol. 2: Participatory appraisals with a gender equity perspective Vol. 3: Project planning from a gender perspective Vol. 4: Gender-sensitive systems for monitoring and evaluation […]

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Women play a critical role in the cookstove value chain because of their central responsibility for managing household energy. As primary users of household energy products, such as cleaner cookstoves, women can catalyze the market as micro-entrepreneurs and small-sized enterprise owners through the distribution and delivery of clean energy technologies and after-sales services. However, they need proper support for their role as cookstove entrepreneurs.

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Towards gender-equitable small-scale fisheries governance and development

This handbook illustrates how to apply the provisions of the SSF Guidelines to promote gender equity and equality in all aspects of the small-scale fisheries sector. It focuses on the specific responsibilities of States and all other stakeholders to implement policies and plans that help promote gender equality, while also supporting the sector’s growth and sustainability.

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