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Removing Barriers for Women and Girls

created by

Katherine Noble-Goodman

SolutionsU

Portland

Educator

According to Project Drawdown, increasing access to education for girls, providing resources and support for women landholders, and providing family planning for women has repeatedly shown to reduce fertility rates and population growth, which could result in a CO2 reduction of more than 100 gigatons. Population is a key driver of resource demand in all sectors, from energy to transportation to food. 

The stories in this collection (see below) feature a number of strategies to reduce gender inequality.  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, the 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.  Solutions in this sector are included in the Drawdown Ecochallenge actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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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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