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Measurement of Women’s, Household’s and Community’s Demand and Willingness to Pay for Renewable Energy Products and Services

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

UN Women and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a global programme on Women’s Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Energy (WESE) in six countries at the Paris Climate Conference (COP 21) in December 2015. The programme aims to identify and address the fundamental gender-specific barriers faced by women entrepreneurs, productive use of sustainable energy by women, and women’s involvement and leadership in gender-sensitive energy policy-making. In line with the... More

Towards Safe Migration For Aspiring Women Domestic Workers

Friday, January 19, 2018

India is one of the largest countries of origin, transit and destination for international migrants. A majority of Indian migrants in the Emigration Check Required category go to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Over the years, there has been an increasing trend of feminization of migration in the country, with women now accounting for 49 per cent of all migrants from India. Within this framework, domestic work is the largest sector driving international female labour migration. Migrant... More

Gender Responsive Budgeting: A Focus on Agriculture Sector

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Agriculture is the principal source of livelihood for more than 58% of the population in India. Evidence from various nationally representative survey points to the fact that an overwhelming majority of women are involved in agriculture as cultivators and agricultural labourers across rural India. Despite women’s vital contribution to agriculture and other allied sectors in India, they lack control over productive assets such as land and livestock and in accessing technologies, irrigation... More

Engendering Banking Sector Policies

Thursday, November 23, 2017

UN Women commissioned BASIX--a new generation livelihood promotion institution--to carry out a gender analysis of banking sector policies, financial products and services in India. The project commenced in September 2012 and concluded in April 2013. Select banking sector policies were reviewed to identify barriers women face while accessing financial support and the appropriateness of financial products for women’s empowerment. Methods to draw gender responsive indicators for effective... More

People at the Margins: Whose Budget? Whose Rights?- The Transgender Question in India: Policy and Budgetary Priorities

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The transgender (TG) community is one of the most marginalized social groups in India. Historically subjected to structural violence, the TG community continues to face widespread stigma and discrimination at the hands of their own families, society and even the state. Despite some recent progressive measures by the government, the community’s social mainstreaming and access to rights and entitlements remains shrouded in challenges. 'The Transgender Question in India: Policy and Budgetary... More

People at the Margins: Whose Budget? Whose Rights? -Towards Inclusive Budgeting for Dalit Women

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The marginalization of Dalit women is specifically compounded by the absence of quality education and supportive infrastructure. The Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Scheme (KGBVS) was launched to enable girls, predominantly from marginalized communities, to avail upper primary education through residential schooling. Data collected from 12 KGBVs in Aurangabad and Munger districts of Bihar reveal that aspirations of Dalit girls and their parents for quality education remain largely unfulfilled.... More

People at the Margins: Whose Budget? Whose Rights?- Locating Muslim Women in India Policy

Thursday, November 23, 2017

An assessment of programmes and schemes for the empowerment of religious minorities in India reveals that Muslim women and girls remain largely invisible in the overall policy framework. 'People at the margins: Whose Budgets? Whose Rights? - Locating Muslim Women in Indian Policy', published by UN Women and Ford Foundation draws from a study of the Prime Minister’s New 15 Points Programme in the four states of Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha, to identify key gaps in policy... More

Women Farmers: Rights and Identity

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

[Participatory Training Tools on Gender and Livelihoods] - This training tool-kit on gender and livelihoods designed and developed by ANANDI is meant to engender and deepen the understanding of the goals of projects that focus on women farmer such as the ones being delivered by the National Rural Livelihoods Mission. The tools individually and the tool-kit as a whole are examples of guided facilitation where space for critical reflection and lateral learning is created in forums for women farmers... More

Securing Rights of Women Farmers: DEVELOPING A ROADMAP FOR ACTION

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Women farmers comprise approximately 65 per cent of the agricultural workforce in India. However, gender-specific barriers do not allow women farmers equal economic rights and opportunity, and they remain under-resourced, under-represented, unacknowledged and almost invisible. A comprehensive framework for addressing gender gaps in laws, institutions, policies and programmes in the agricultural sector is essential for recognition and empowerment of women farmers and equal human rights for all,... More

UNITED NATIONS INDIA - 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM

Monday, February 6, 2017

UN Women and India’s IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry announce partnership to boost women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment; Gateway of India and other iconic Mumbai monuments turn orange as part of 16 Days of Activism. More

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