Archive for: Gender


YLabs, in partnership with women’s healthcare company, Organon, developed this first-of-its-kind strategic framework on how funders can assess, anticipate, and respond to the gendered impacts of climate change on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) investments.

This resource was developed through a comprehensive desk review of 48 peer-reviewed articles and white papers to assess current evidence about the impacts of climate change on SRHR in low and middle income countries (LMIC). A call for case studies from grassroots SRHR organizations (n=16), as well as expert interviews (n=21), were conducted to understand SRHR challenges faced by women and girls because of climate change, and examples of adaptation strategies being used at the community level.

Year: 2024

Source: YLabs and Organon

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This study report explores the readiness study on advancing and scaling up sexual reproductive health rights and family planning for climate adaptation and resilience in Uganda. The study aimed at the generation of recommendations and actions for influencing policy and practice for institutionalization and scale up of SRHR/FP into climate actions in Uganda at various scales i.e., national, sub national, local and community.

Year: 2024

Source: Regenerate Africa

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Gender equality is a fundamental human right and an integral part of holistic social and economic growth and development. This noble goal can be achieved through acknowledging the intricate relationship between gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, family planning, health and climate change, the most significant economic and social threat of this century. According to the 2023 Population and Vulnerability report by the Population Institute, Uganda is the 13th amongst the 80 most vulnerable nations in the world facing climate-induced events. They include, but are not limited to, prolonged droughts, floods, landslides, wind storms, hail storms and lightning, whose severity and frequency has increased over the past 10 years. These events are a result of, amongst other things, the unplanned production and consumption patterns occasioned by the demands of a very fast-growing population whose livelihood depends on the climate sensitive sectors. The country is experiencing one of the most rapid population growth rates in the world projected to rise from 48.6 million to date to over 90 million in the next 25 years.

Year: 2023

Source: Regenerate Africa

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health  hosted gender and climate expert Sono Aibe for a webinar on the topic of reproductive health, gender equity, and climate change in honor of Earth Day 2023. During the webinar, Sono spoke about important dynamics involved in the fight against climate change, and how different populations may be affected.

Year: 2023
Source: Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

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This research highlight shares new data on the important intersection of gender and climate change in Asia and the Pacific.

Year: 2023

Source: UN Women

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This solutions guide on climate change, gender, and health brings together research, case studies, and best practices from around the world.

Here’s what you’ll find in the Guide:
Chapter 1: Evidence — 
Recent evidence about climate’s gendered health effects
Chapter 2: Solutions — Gender-transformative strategies and case studies
Chapter 3: Planning — Building integrated theories of change
Chapter 4: Impact — Indicators, tools, and metrics
Chapter 5: Action — Towards a more climate-resilient future

Year: 2022

Source: Pathfinder International

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Women are disproportionately affected by the combined impacts of crises such as COVID-19 and climate change, from spikes in gender-based violence to setbacks in the global workforce and diminished access to basic resources like clean water and firewood. It’s time to prioritize high-impact and multisectoral approaches that can aid in reducing these gendered challenges, such as assuring access to voluntary family planning care as a part of holistic, sustainable development approaches.

Year: 2021

Source: PACE

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Women are engaged in more climate-related change activities than is often recognized. This article highlights women’s important role in the adaptation of and search for safer communities, which leads them to understand better the causes and consequences of changes in climatic conditions. It is concluded that women have important knowledge and skills for orienting the adaptation processes, a product of their roles in society (productive, reproductive and community). In addition, the importance of gender equity in these processes is recognized. The relationship among climate change, climate variability and the accomplishment of the Millennium Development Goals is also considered.

Year: 2008

Source: Advances in GeoSciences

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Climate finance should flow to women’s organizations, gender-related groups, and feminist organizations working at the intersection of gender equality and climate change. Efforts toward enhanced gender-responsiveness of climate finance must include the groups, organizations, and networks best positioned to realize gender equality on the ground, contributing to more robust climate solutions and outcomes. These truths are undeniable, but we know that practice has not yet caught up to the ideal. In response, Prospera, the International Network of Women’s Funds, and WEDO have been working to identify the best engagement pathways for organizations to ensure the four primary public climate funds begin to make this a reality. This report is one piece of the ongoing work and advocacy undertaken by many colleagues and collaborators, to transform our climate finance system into one that is gender-responsive and equitable.

Year: 2019

Source: Women’s Environment and Development Organization | Prospera

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The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is one of the major international climate funds, they’ve increasingly been incorporating a stronger gender perspective (to be more “gender responsive”) in their work. Their Small Grants Programme (SGP) launched this paper at the GEF Dialogue with Civil Society meeting . The paper attempts to “document good practices featuring women as environmental stewards and focuses exclusively on projects led and implemented by women.”

Year: 2018

Source: Global Environment Facility Partners

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