2 February 2016
Is women's empowerment just the 'right thing to do'? A new book argues that there are deeper connections between gender equality and genuinely sustainable development
23 September 2015
A workshop in Senegal revealed that issues over equal access to land for men and women may not be as simple as they at first seem
2 July 2015
A new project aims to map the evidence on gender, natural resource governance and biodiversity conservation. And we're looking for your help
26 May 2015
As part of IIED's gender review and audit, Kate Lines asks if other organisations have advice or suggestions on improvements that we can make
15 May 2015
This year International Day of Families is focusing on gender equality. As IIED embarks on our own gender audit, Isilda Nhantumbo looks at the importance of gender and family roles within the workplace
Recognising the concerns of women and girls can improve the effectiveness of climate change adaptation14 January 2015
Including the perspectives and experiences of women and girls in monitoring and evaluation can lead to better outcomes for climate change adaptation measures, IIED research has found
15 December 2014
Leading politicians and thinkers are being urged to make sustainable energy available to all. Achieving this goal requires research in how people and communities use energy and how sustainable energy can be financed
12 December 2014
In many African countries women lose out from patriarchal legal and cultural traditions. How can these practices be changed to benefit everyone?
30 October 2014
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is launching an unprecedented appeal in response to the Ebola crisis, but what lessons must we learn if we are to effectively and equitably tackle future shocks of this scale?
21 May 2014
The UNFCCC has taken significant steps to promote women's increased participation in the global climate change negotiations process. It's a gain for gender equality, but gaps remain
18 December 2013
Linking commodities that drive deforestation with gender offers great opportunities that capitalise on the advantages of different actors
23 April 2013
People won’t become more resilient to the impacts of climate change unless the underlying causes of their vulnerability are analysed and addressed.
24 September 2012
Women are routinely excluded from REDD decision-making processes, but if they’re excluded then they can’t benefit equally from its work.
5 April 2012
Following the 2008 global food price hikes and riots, national governments and transnational corporations are increasingly interested in investing in large-scale African agricultural projects. While these land acquisitions gather pace, 925 million people remain undernourished worldwide, with 239 million living in sub-Saharan Africa. In this new context, the question is not only how sustainable large-scale industrial agriculture is, but also what model of food production and farming is most effective in addressing the question of hunger – and for whom.
17 November 2010
Designing business models that reach and benefit poor women working in agriculture can be a challenge for businesses.
But is that surprising?