Blog posts tagged to "Gender"

  • Ending the violence: Grassroots efforts to protect women and girls in Papua New Guinea

    Published on Wednesday, 18 December 2013

    No human being should be treated as an object by another human being. To enjoy dignity and respect is fundamental to every person’s well-being. Yet this basic right is not being upheld for many women in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

  • The power of energy to transform gender relations

    Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2013

    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. 

  • Women, vocational education and technical jobs

    Published on Friday, 27 September 2013

    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. 

  • Women don't jump...

    Published on Wednesday, 04 September 2013

    Monitoring outputs and results of development projects involve communities much more in the age of hotlines, text messaging, the internet and social media. 

  • Cambodia’s rural women beating poverty with partnerships

    Published on Monday, 05 August 2013

    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.  

  • Mother and child from Cambodia. Photo by the author.

    Menstrual Hygiene Management: A taboo that must be broken!

    Published on Thursday, 06 June 2013

    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.

  • Conditional Cash Transfers – are they helping promote gender equity?

    Published on Monday, 20 May 2013

    For a non-gender specialist writing on gender equity, I don’t dare pretend to know everything about gender dimensions of CCTs, but I’d like to throw questions, and may perhaps strengthen the gender equity impact of CCTs. 

  • ‘Momentum 1000’: Time to strengthen partnerships with water and sanitation

    Published on Thursday, 09 May 2013

    ‘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).

  • Where are the girls?

    Published on Monday, 06 May 2013

    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.

  • Afghanistan women: Weaving their way out of poverty

    Published on Monday, 08 April 2013

    What do you do if you want to boost the benefits flowing to women from a regional road project?