Gender blogs

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?