Crisis Management and Resilience
Gender interacts with multiple factors including but not limited to age, ethnicity, disability, caste, class, religion and environment, to determine an individual’s ability to be aware of, lay claim to, and access their rights and entitlements. In times of crisis – whether slow or sudden onset, climate or conflict driven – there are shifts in how these factors interact that present...Read more
"Seeing my two sons killed by ISIS before my eyes, I decided to flee our home in Dara’a, Syria with my husband and remaining four children. There were bombs going off everywhere as we tried to escape. We started walking towards Jordan.
We got stuck at the border for a few days, in the middle of dust storms. One of my daughters almost died due to exposure.
At least a...
The statistics on the matter are stark: women do the majority of the world’s work, but only 20% of landholders are women. Un- and underemployment both hit women harder, and the wage gap persists. Unpaid and caring labor remain “women’s work,” while formal sector employment is male-dominated.
Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls lies at the centre of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In addition to the targets for SDG5 “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”, it is reflected and mainstreamed across all 17...Read more
As part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, Agrilinks is asking its community to weigh in on what...Read more
Each year, to raise public awareness of gender-based violence across the world, the United Nations recognizes 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The day begins a 16-day period of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, which culminates with International Human Rights Day on 10 December....Read more
The 2030 Agenda envisages a future in which no one is left behind and poverty and hunger are eradicated in all their forms. Gender equality and women's empowerment are at the centre of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In addition to be mainstreamed across all SDGs, in particular SDG 1 “No poverty”, SDG 2 “Zero hunger” and SDG 17 “Partnerships for the Goals”, gender equality has a...Read more
Research has revealed the different preferences, needs, and priorities that men and women have when responding to climate change. Through gender-disaggregated data, the development community is better understanding the gender differences in the perception and impact of climate change, the ability to adopt practices and technologies that will allow for adaptive capacity, and how to increase...Read more
The results of the US presidential election came in as WEDO is in the midst of climate negotiations at COP 22 in Marrakech. WEDO is at the negotiations advocating for ambitious action on climate change that works for people on the frontlines of climate impacts. WEDo have been busy: Actions to #MovetheMoney from military spending; a GGCA Forum on collaboration and innovation; amplifying young...Read more
Smallholder farmers are both men and women – and increasingly, in many regions they are predominantly women. This role is increasing as a result of migration out of rural areas by men and young people in search of employment. Despite this,...Read more