India is primarily a patriarchal society with a small segment of the population that adheres to matriarchal beliefs and values. Within the national culture there exists a “son syndrome” which entails giving preference to sons over daughters and placing a greater value on the male child. Continue reading
“Gender equality is not just a women’s issue, it is a development issue. Women’s economic empowerment is essential for economic development, growth, and poverty reduction not only because of the income it generates, but also because it helps to break the vicious cycle of poverty.” Continue reading
This 2009 guide by UNIFEM contributes to the development and more effective use of gender-sensitive indicators so that services are delivered more efficiently and effectively to women. Continue reading
The plight of women and girls, their disproportionate vulnerability to infections such as HIV/AIDS, and its relation to exacerbated societal inequalities is receiving increased attention. Continue reading
Equity for Children initiated the Approaches to Equity study in 2013 to investigate views about the concept of equity by leaders of international organizations, foundations and research institutions. By analyzing key institutional reports and conducting interviews with senior-level professionals of international organizations as well as researchers and foundations, the findings set the stage for a common understanding of equity and contain recommendations for policy makers, practitioners and researchers. These stakeholder perspectives respond to the question: How is equity perceived by the international development community and what does it mean going forward? Read more...
On March 5, Equity for Children co-sponsored an event on women, climate change and cities. The event highlighted the impact of climate change on women and girls and featured conversations about the role of gender in the development of mitigation and adaptation solutions in the context of the urban environment. This event is the first in a series of Equity for Children activities around the theme of climate change and inequality.Continue reading
On March 5, 2015, Equity for Children is sponsoring an event on 'Women, Climate Change, and Cities' featuring a presentation of recent research from the Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) followed by a panel discussion of practitioners, activists and academics focused on gender and climate justice. Equity for Children will provide research on youth, gender and climate change.Continue reading