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  • Submitted by: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
  • Topic: Gender equality and women's empowerment
  • Keywords: Gender equality, climate change, women's participation in decision-making, China, policy development, rural, women?s empowerment, UN Women, research, advocacy, adaptation and disaster risk reduction
  • Location: Gansu Province, China
  • Date of completion: 2012-10-28
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Deliverables & Resources
UNTGG China Gender Facility administered by UN Women China: Legal Advocacy for the Implementation of Gender-Sensitive Regulations Addressing Climate Change/ Disaster Risk Reduction (CC/DRR)

Partner(s)

UN Women, Lanzhou University Center for Western Environmental and Social Development

Description/achievement of initiative

UN Women will, through the project, support Gansu Provincial Government took measures to ensure equal participation of women in CC/DRR-related policy making, so that women and men are given equal opportunity to participate in climate change/disaster risk reduction policy-making in Gansu Province.

Implementation methodologies

A research study on the gender-specific impacts of, and role of women in, CC/DRR policies, policy-making and adaptation/ mitigation measures will be conducted. The findings of the research study will be used for a legislative proposal for a Policy addressing Climate Change/Disaster Risk Reduction with Gender Sensitivity, which will be submitted to Gansu provincial legislative institutions. Training will be provided to about 50 local people from the two project sites on knowledge of gender equality and advocacy skills to present their ideas for gender-sensitive legislation on coping with and mitigating, climate change/disaster risk, enabling local women to get involved in CC/DRR legislative processes in the two pilot counties. A training workshop on gender and CC/DRR will be given to officials from legislative institutions and policy-making departments to build the capacity among government at the provincial level to address gender in CC/DRR policies and policy-making. An advocacy conference on gender and CC/DRR policies to enhance awareness of the importance of women and men's equal role in adapting to and mitigating climate change and disaster risk will be held, including government officials, policy makers and the media.

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
A research study on the gender-specific impacts of, and role of women in, CC/DRR policies, policy-making and adaptation/ mitigation measures will be conducted. The research report will be submitted to UN Women. 2011
An advocacy conference on gender and CC/DRR policies to enhance awareness of the importance of women and men's equal role in adapting to and mitigating climate change and disaster risk will be held, including about 30 government officials, policy makers 2012
50 local people in each of the two chosen project sites, of which 30 are women and 20 are men were trained on knowledge of gender equality and advocacy skills to present their ideas for gender-sensitive legislation on coping with, mitigating and climate 2012
About 50 officials from legislative institutions and policy-making departments will be trained on gender and CC/DRR. 2012
Resources
Type Details
Financing (in USD) $26,300
Other, please specify Training to 100 local people from two pilot sites (USD 11000) ,A research study (USD 3800)
Other, please specify Training workshop to officials from legislative institutions and policy-making departments (USD 10500)
Other, please specify An advocacy conference among government officials, policy makers and the media (USD 1000)
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