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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Removing Barriers for Women and Girls

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Katherine Noble-Goodman

SolutionsU

Portland

Educator

Although gender equity is not usually the first thought when it comes to reducing carbon emissions, in actuality it can potentially have a very significant impact. Increasing access to education and voluntary family planning for women has repeatedly shown to reduce fertility rates and population growth. Population is a key driver of resource demand in all sectors. Further, resolving inequities in agriculture by Women Smallholders improves crop yields and reduces deforestation.

This collection presents a range of responses to gender inequity. In Uganda, several female farmers banded together to form a cooperative that empowers the women around them by providing skills and strategies to improve income. Based in the US, World Neighbors NGO provides Northern Indian and Nepalese women with literacy education and access to credit and savings instruments, empowering them to become agents of change in their villages. In Tanzania, Oxfam sponsors a reality TV show that gives women farmers cash and tools, and publicizes gender inequality. In Mexico City, women-only work spaces provide women with peer support, on-site childcare, skills workshops, and networking opportunities, as well as access to venture capital.

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Stories In This Collection (4)

In Rural Uganda, Women Supporting Women

In Rural Uganda, Women Supporting Women
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Oklahoma City-Based International Development NGO Focuses On Women

Oklahoma City-Based International Development N...
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Tanzania Reality Show Tackles Gender Inequality, Awards Women Farmers Cash And Farm Tools

Tanzania Reality Show Tackles Gender Inequality...
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The New Mexican Revolution? Women-Only Workplaces

The New Mexican Revolution? Women-Only Workplaces
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