Gender equity is a fundamental human right. Yet, many women and girls continue to face discrimination whether in the workplace or just walking down the street, and global progress in this area has been slow. Promoting gender equity has a ripple effect in terms of climate change: fertility rates and population growth--directly linked to access to family planning--are key drivers in the need for every type of resource, from food to electricity to transportation.
This collection of stories (see below) presents a broad range of solution to the gender equity gap. From the "Why Loiter" movement in India to a Tanzanian reality show called “Female Food Heroes,” to the "Solar Mamas" in Zanzibar electrifying their villages, these stories bring to life the bold and creative ways that women and girls across the globe are advancing gender equity and shifting attitudes towards gender-based injustice in their communities. This solution is one of the Drawdown Ecochallenge actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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