Gender equality and women empowerment

CENN strongly believes that sustainable development is best achieved through empowering girls and women, enhancing the voice of marginalized and vulnerable groups, and promoting gender-sensitive participatory processes at all levels.  

Gendered drivers and impacts of environmental degradation and climate change amplify existing gender inequalities. In many contexts women’s dependence on and unequal access to the environment – land, water, and other natural resources – and public services and infrastructure, including energy, transport, water, and sanitation, mean that they are disproportionately affected by climate change, environmental degradation, and disasters.

Women and girls should be an integral part of developing solutions to reduce the impacts of climate change, Therefore, enabling women’s voices, agency, and leadership are prerequisites for resilience building, sustainable development, and the fulfilment of gender equality and human rights. CENN strives to ensure women’s substantive and meaningful participation sustainable development-related strategies, policies, programmes, and projects and to empower them as agents of change. CENN through various programmes and initiatives support increasing women’s employment opportunities, particularly women from rural areas and marginalized groups.  

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