In celebration of International Women’s Day 2018, a group of outstanding organisations working to empower women within the energy access sector are collaborating on a series of articles. We will be sharing stories of women’s empowerment from around the globe
Can you imagine a life without power? Turn on the light and nothing happens. Twist the thermostat up, well actually there is no thermostat. For 1.6 billion people, this isn’t an outage or a bad dream. It’s a way of life.
The United Nations sets out an inspiring ambition in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5: "Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls" This bold goal is supported by targets and indicators that help define what it means in more practical terms.
The Linkages Between Sustainable Development Goal 5 and United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 In order to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls by 2030 pursuant to Sustainable Development Goal Five (SDG 5), the specific circumstances of
Editor's Note: This is the second part of an interview on the recently published SDG Fund report. The first part may be found here. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has introduced a number of fundamental changes in the approach to
It all started in the tiny village of Bermudian Landing, Belize District when a group of women decided to step out of their shells to face the challenges that were affecting their families, communities, and society. Women whose parents could
Since 1995, Lotus Foods has been partnering in fair trade with small family farmers around the world who are growing rice sustainably and preserving rice biodiversity. The company is paving the way to market for smallholder farmers in Africa and
No matter where we live in, gender equality is a fundamental human right and a key element to advance in all areas of our societies. But inequalities faced by girls and women persist everywhere and cause global progress to stagnate. This
I have frequently emphasized that “without women, the Global Goals won’t see the light of day”. Considering that the challenges of international development disproportionately affect women and girls, their voices are integral to making a sustainable and results-driven impact. Yet
The Sustainable Development Goals are a vision of what we, as a collective humanity, must aim for in the next 13 years. They are encompassing and holistic – even the first sentence of the Preamble mentions the SDG Agenda as
How exposing the largest natural resource heists in modern history promotes the Sustainable Development Goals The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognise the complexity and inter-connectedness of global development and how factors limiting development are likewise intertwined and mutually reinforcing. Unlike its