2021

Accelerating Gender-Responsive Climate Action Through Empowered CSOs – Capacity Needs Assessment in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam

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The Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW) partnered with UN Women for this study, which aims to understand the capacity gaps experienced by civil society organizations (CSOs) to advocate for gender mainstreaming in climate change and disaster risk reduction plans, policies and projects in the three pilot countries of Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam. This report, prepared from 2019 to 2021, is part of UN Women’s programme on Strengthening Human Rights and Gender Equality through Climate Change Action and Disaster Risk Reduction (EmPower: Women for Climate-Resilient Societies Project) which is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

This report provides a background of gender-differentiated vulnerabilities in the context of climate change and disaster risk reduction, and the importance of CSOs in enhancing resilience of the most vulnerable, including women and girls. It summarizes the results of a primary study done to understand the existing gaps that CSOs experience in advocating for gender mainstreaming in policies and programmes at different levels. Based on the capacity gaps identified, a training manual was prepared, and training of trainers were conducted. During these trainings, a second round of assessment through focus group discussions was done to understand the needs of the CSOs that go beyond capacity gaps or those that cannot be met by trainings alone. These needs and the recommendations based on the needs identified are also presented in this report.

Vietnam

  • Centre for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population (CCIHP)

Indonesia

  • Aliansi Satu Visi (ASV);
  • CEDAW Working Group;
  • Hollaback! Jakarta;
  • Institut Kapal Perempuan;
  • Kalyanamitra;
  • Komnas Perempuan;
  • Remaja Independen Papua/Independent Youth
    Forum Papua (FRIP/IYFP);
  • Perkumpulan Keluarga Berencana Indonesia (PKBI);
  • Perkumpulan Lintas Feminis Jakarta;
  • Perkumpulan Pamflet Generasi;
  • RUTGERS Indonesia;
  • Sanggar SWARA;
  • Women on Web;
  • Yayasan Kesehatan Perempuan (YKP); 
  • YIFOS Indonesia

Maldives

  • Hope for Women
  • Society for Health Education (SHE)
Accelerating Gender-Responsive Climate Action Through Empowered CSOs - Capacity Needs Assessment in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam

The Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW) partnered with UN Women for this study, which aims to understand the capacity gaps experienced by civil society organizations (CSOs) to advocate for gender mainstreaming in climate change and disaster risk reduction plans, policies and projects in the three pilot countries of Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam. This report, prepared from 2019 to 2021, is part of UN Women’s programme on Strengthening Human Rights and Gender Equality through Climate Change Action and Disaster Risk Reduction (EmPower: Women for Climate-Resilient Societies Project) which is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

This report provides a background of gender-differentiated vulnerabilities in the context of climate change and disaster risk reduction, and the importance of CSOs in enhancing resilience of the most vulnerable, including women and girls. It summarizes the results of a primary study done to understand the existing gaps that CSOs experience in advocating for gender mainstreaming in policies and programmes at different levels. Based on the capacity gaps identified, a training manual was prepared, and training of trainers were conducted. During these trainings, a second round of assessment through focus group discussions was done to understand the needs of the CSOs that go beyond capacity gaps or those that cannot be met by trainings alone. These needs and the recommendations based on the needs identified are also presented in this report.

Morocco

  • Association Marocaine de Planification Familiale (AMPF),
  • Morocco Family Planning Association

India

  • CommonHealth;
  • Love Matters India;
  • Pravah;
  • Rural Women’s Social Education Centre (RUWSEC);
  • SAHAYOG;
  • Sahaj;
  • Sahiyo;
  • SAMA – Resource Group for Women and Health;
  • WeSpeakOut;
  • The YP Foundation (TYPF)

Lao PDR

  • Lao Women’s Union;
  • The Faculty of Postgraduate Studies at the University of Health
    Sciences (UHS)

Sri Lanka

  • Bakamoono;
  • Women and Media Collective (WMC),
  • Youth Advocacy Network – Sri Lanka (YANSL)

Malaysia

  • Federation of Reproductive Health Associations of Malaysia (FRHAM);
  • Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG);
  • Justice for Sisters (JFS);
  • Reproductive Health Association of
    Kelantan (ReHAK);
  • Reproductive Rights Advocacy Alliance Malaysia (RRAAM);
  • Sisters in Islam (SIS)

Maldives

  • Hope for Women;
  • Society for Health Education (SHE)

Myanmar

  • Colourful Girls Organization;
  • Green Lotus Myanmar

Nepal

  • Beyond Beijing Committee (BBC);
  • Blind Youth Association of Nepal;
  • Blue Diamond Society (BDS);
  • Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA);
  • Visible Impact;
  • Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC);
  • YPEER Nepal;
  • YUWA

Pakistan

  • Aahung, Centre for Social Policy Development (CSPD);
  • Forum for Dignity Initiative (FDI);
  • Gravity Development Organization; Green Circle Organization;
  • Indus Resources Center (IRC);
  • Idara-e-Taleem-O-Aaghai (ITA);
  • Rehnuma – Family Planning Association Pakistan;
  • Shelter
    Participatory Organisation;
  • Shirkat Gah;
  • The Enlight Lab

Philippines

  • Democratic Socalist Women of the Philippines (DSWP);
  • Galang;
  • Healthcare Without Harm;
  • Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities;
  • Likhaan Centre for Women’s Health;
  • Nisa UI Haqq Fi Bangsamoro;
  • PATH Foundation Inc. (PFPI);
  • Women’s Global Network for
    Reproductive Rights (WGNRR)

Singapore

  • End Female Genital Cutting Singapore
  • Reproductive Rights (WGNRR)

Mongolia

  • MONFEMNET National Network