Gender is a very important consideration in development as it’s in line with the sustainable development goals. It is a way of looking at how social norms, structure and crisis in life affect opportunities available to different groups of men and women. Globally, more women than men live in poverty. Women are less likely than men to receive basic education and to be appointed to a political position nationally and internationally. All of these situations translate into lack of access to skills and limited opportunities in the labour market. Understanding that men and women, boys and girls experience poverty differently and face different barriers in accessing services, economic resources, natural resources and leadership opportunities then you see the need for women and gender in all spheres. Mainstreaming women and gender into every departmental projects or programs is an advantage to better results as treating women and girls fairly brings less societal conflict, impact lives and more economic stability.
Women are key to all major contemporary development concerns; food, food security, environmental sustainability, poverty alleviation, social development etc. Women also constitute the world’s poorest population and suffer most from the effects of environmental degradation, discriminatory practices which limit their education, rights of communication and ownership. They are generally relegated to the background. Ironically, the woman is expected to cater for the household, provide food for the family, and today provide for the family as bread winners. Our areas of interventions include;
- Women in Self Employment
- Women and Girls Rights
- Women in Green Economy
- Sustainable Management of Human Population in and around Biodiversity Hotspot