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A gender approach to understanding the differentiated impact of barriers to adaptation: responses to climate change in rural Ethiopia
A.A. Mersha; F. Van Laerhoven / Springerlink 2016
While adaptation has received a fair amount of attention in the climate change debate, barriers to adaptation are the focus of a more specific, recent discussion. In this discussion, such barriers are generally treated as having a uni...
Hope dries up? Women and girls coping with drought and climate change
A. Fischer / CARE International 2016
The current drought in Mozambique has a disproportionate impact on women and girls. Unequal power relations, gender inequalities and discrimination mean that women and girls are often hardest hit during a crisis and will take longer t...
For richer, for poorer: marriage and casualized sex in East African artisanal mining settlements
D. Bryceson; J.B. Jønsson; H. Verbrugge / Glasgow University 2014
Migrants to Tanzania’s artisanal gold mining sites seek mineral wealth, which is accompanied by high risks of occupational hazards, economic failure, AIDS and social censure from their home communities. Male miners in the...
The women’s rights champion. Tunisia’s potential for furthering women’s rights.
Mari Norbakk / Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway 2016
Tunisia is a country in the midst of its post-revolutionary transition, and the status and legal position of women since the 2011 “Jasmine Revolution” is central to this transition. This report addresses the prospects for wo...
Every last girl: free to live, free to learn, free from harm
Save the Children Fund 2016
More than 700 million women in the world today were married before their 18th birthday and one in three of those women was married before age 15. Child marriage can trigger a cycle of disadvantage across every part of a girl’s li...
Empowering women for sustainable energy solutions to address climate change: experiences from UN Women and UNDP-UNEP PEI Africa
UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative 2015
Renewable, clean energy and gender equality are preconditions for sustainable development and for tackling climate change, as envisioned by the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030. Women’s knowledge, empowerment and collective ac...
Supporting women farmers in a changing climate: five policy lessons
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research 2015
Recent research presented at a seminar in Paris co-organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and Future Earth produced five key po...
Voices from the field: using Photovoice to explore impacts of climate change on mental health in Nepal
Global Environmental Health 2016
Photovoice is a participatory research method that uses photos as a tool for deconstructing problems and questions raised by community members, with the goal of generating actionable solutions. The method enhances and builds c...
Adolescent girls in Egypt
Girls under age 20—around 19 million of them—make up one-fifth of Egypt’s population.1 In 2015, about 8 million of these girls were adolescents between ages 10 and 19. According to the latest projections from the United...
The state of the World's children 2016: a fair chance for every child
United Nations Children's Fund 2016
Every child has the right to health, education and protection, and every society has a stake in expanding children’s opportunities in life. Yet, around the world, millions of children are denied a fair chance for no reason other ...
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