In 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations as a new global sustainable development agenda for 2030. Our projects contribute to a number of these so-called SDGs, such as SDG 5: Gender equality.
The Universal Declaration on Human Rights states that men and women have the same rights. Yet this is not enough. "Equality between men and women is not only a human right, but also the basis for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world", according to the United Nations.
However, in reality it appears that women and girls are often disadvantaged compared to men and boys, especially in developing countries. This fifth goal states that by 2030 women and men should have equal rights in terms of facilities such as education, health care and work. In addition, women and men must be equally represented in political and economic decision-making.
The position of women in the climate projects of FairClimateFund improves in several ways. Women spend less time on cooking and collecting wood and generate additional income for their families and the community. Also, they have more time to actively participate in various village meetings. In addition, women are assigned responsible roles in the project groups. Per village, for example, a female "mahila worker" has been chosen as the contact person for the project and as a spokesperson for village meetings.