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Gender Balance

30 Nov, 2015

Submission by India on the Goal of Gender Balance to UNFCCC

This submission by India is an overview of the goal of gender balance in order to improve women’s participation and inform more effective climate change policy that addresses the needs of women and men equally. This first submission highlights the ongoing policies and practices with an overarching goal of women’s empowerment.  

November 2011

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10 Sep, 2013

Women's Leadership on Gender and Climate Change: A message from Mary Robinson

Mary Robbinson, Chairperson of the Mary Robbionson Climate Foundation (MRCF), spoke on ‘Women’s Leadership on Gender and Climate Change’, prior to COP 17 at Durban in 2011, emphasising the need to recognize women’s leadership at every level when dealing with issues of climate change. Women’s leadership begins at the grassroots level where climate change shocks impact women far more severely than men and women often assume leadership roles in dealing with these impacts. 

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10 Sep, 2013

National Family Health Survey (NFHS): Gender Inequality and Women's Empowerment


The National Family Health Survey 2005-06 focuses on two MGD Goals - (Goal 3) to promote gender equality and empower women and (Goal 4) to eliminate gender disparity in education. This short presentation on the findings highlights several gender disparities including access and control over resources; women’s decision making role; and acceptance of gender-based unequal norms.