Can energy projects transform gender relations and deliver gender equality? What are the possible pathways? These are questions that gender and energy practitioners regularly consider.
For those of us working in the education sector, gender equality is a critical development outcome we want to see. Several years of advocacy has seen gender parity being achieved in elementary and even secondary school enrollments.
Monitoring outputs and results of development projects involve communities much more in the age of hotlines, text messaging, the internet and social media.
Does gender equality REALLY have the potential to cut hunger and increase food security in Asia and the Pacific? These were among the powerful questions asked in a study commissioned by ADB ―in conjunction with United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)― which was released recently.
Tep Roeung’s husband abandoned her and their 3 young children in 1999. She was just 21 years old. Uneducated and with few skills, Roeung farmed a small rice field in rural Siem Reap province to support her family.
Unforgettable—that’s how I would describe the moment I raised the issue of menstrual hygiene management with project teams and government officials in Southeast Asia. Shocked and stunned—they looked down at their shoes closely inspecting remnants of their breakfast from earlier in the day.
For a non-gender specialist writing on gender equity, I have to say upfront that I don’t dare pretend to know everything about gender dimensions of Conditional Cash Transfers or CCTs. However, I’d like to throw questions and may perhaps strengthen the gender equity impact of CCTs.
‘Momentum 1000’ marked a major milestone on 5 April 2013—1000 days left of action before the target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Perhaps the saddest indication of discrimination against women and girls are the millions of baby girls who are simply not born every year due to pre natal sex selection. On the average, for every 100 baby girls born in the world, we should expect between 104 and 107 baby boys to be born. This is called Sex Ratio at Birth or SRB.
What do you do if you want to boost the benefits flowing to women from a regional road project?