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Investing in women’s economic empowerment is intrinsic to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication, and inclusive economic growth. Yet despite the important progress that has been made in these areas, large gender gaps in economic opportunities and outcomes still remain across all countries and regions.
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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...
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Indigenous women in Cambodia, Indonesia and India were targeted for this project because massive land alienation and land concession projects are taking place in the name of development, which are adversely affecting many indigenous communities. Among the destructive projects that are being implemented in these countries are large-scale rubber and palm oil plantations and mining. These projects have led to systematic violations against the individual and collective rights of the affected communities such as forced relocation, threats and harassments against protesting indigenous peoples and loss of livelihood among others. Indigenous women have been working alongside their communities to defend their land and livelihood from destructive projects but have not been spared as they are also subjected to harassments, rape and sexual abuse.
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From agriculture to traditional crafts, rural women sustain the informal sector in a variety of ways.
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Evaluation findings suggest that UN Women's collaboration with the Positive Women's Network (PWN+) from 2006 to 2011 was instrumental in providing a safespace, counseling, health and income generating services to women living with HIV.
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The report summarizes recommendations from a national consultation on the post-2015 development framework and include reports from a range of national convenors including the Government of India, trade unions, industry groups, women’s associations, farmer’s associations, research institutions, civil society networks and youth organizations.
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This policy brief is an effort to highlight critical gender concerns in key government interventions such as Swadhar Greh, Swadhar and Short Stay Homes, and provide policy recommendations to address them. It culls out gaps in policies, implementation and budgets, and suggests how these schemes can be strengthened.
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This policy brief is an effort to highlight critical gender concerns in key government interventions such as Swadhar Greh, Swadhar and Short Stay Homes, and provide policy recommendations to address them. It culls out gaps in policies, implementation and budgets, and suggests how these schemes can be strengthened.
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By assessing the current approach of NRHM towards engendering health and the constraints thereof on its overall performance, this policy brief attempts to provide a set of recommendations to enhance the gender responsiveness of NRHM, which need to be considered in its new avatar.
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The MSME sector provides opportunities to women for both self-employment and wage employment, this policy brief underpins the pivotal shift from perceiving women as recipients of welfare measures to acknowledging them as economic agents and drivers of growth.
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This policy brief outlines key policy recommendations to address critical shortcomings in delivery of services and identifies gender concerns in the ICDS Scheme. It challenges the assumption that schemes meant largely for women and children are inherently gender responsive and need no scrutiny from a gender perspective.
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This policy brief is an effort to highlight key policy recommendations to address critical gender concerns in the higher education sector. The recognition and redressal of inequalities in higher education has become a matter of considerable urgency in contemporary India.
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This policy brief is an effort to highlight key policy recommendations to address critical gender concerns in the manufacturing sector; it specifically focuses on increasing remunerative employment in this sector.
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This policy brief is an effort to highlight critical gender concerns in the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission – the single largest initiative of the Government of India for planned urban development.
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In a village meeting in August 2010 in Maharashtra, India, a woman farmer in the presence of thirty women and twenty-one men said: “When the land is in my husband’s name, I am only a worker.
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Rural, indigenous people live in two simultaneous situations. While they have highly developed capabilities for management of biodiverse natural resources, they are lodged in a discriminated, excluded existence, away from the centre stage of economic and technological change.
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A civil society initiative coordinated by the National Alliance of Women (NAWO), the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), UNIFEM (now UN Women) and UNDP – presents recommendations to ensure that the Eleventh Five Year Plan is gender friendly.