Case Studies

RISE2030 is a community-led initiative that focuses on empowering women and youth, by capacity building and improving living conditions through access to education and employment. RISE2030 launched the first all-women solar team in Lebanon to challenge the gender stereotypes in the male-dominated construction sector. The project was implemented in The Federation of Bouhayra Municipalities, which serves more than 18 municipalities around the Qaraoun Lake.
Nearly 30 per cent of girls in Ngatansou’s home in North Cameroon are married before the age of 18, facing loss of education, high rates of maternal mortality, and increased risk of gender-based violence. Today, at 49, Ngatansou is working to change the narrative for women and girls in the Lake Chad Basin – an area encompassing Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.
Fisherwomen in Indonesia are experiencing disproportionate climate change impacts in the context of COVID-19. This case study explores these uneven impacts, the importance of collective active action, and the key role women play in sustainable recovery from Covid-19.
National laws, policies, and plans rarely provide the mandate for gender-responsive disaster risk reduction. This case study shares advances in Kenya, where gender equality and women’s empowerment have been integrated into policy and planning frameworks.
A devastating earthquake in Albania combined with flooding had significant impacts on the lives and livelihoods of women. This case study highlights the importance of integrating women's needs into recovery planning to ensure-gender responsive compensation and recovery.
Countries in the Caribbean are recovering from a recent volcanic eruption, coping with COVID-19, and preparing for the hurricane season. This case study highlights the work of the EnGenDER Project and the gender inequality studies carried out across eight countries to date.
Women in informal settlements are generally treated as beneficiaries and excluded from resilience planning. This case study explores good practice in India, where women are being included to design safe and resilient housing solutions.
Flooding is a significant issue for communities in the mountainous regions of Brazil. This case study shows how women are volunteering for local civil defence centres and following disaster prevention and emergency response training, are helping residents identify disaster risks and prevent future disasters.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has increased the risk of gender-based violence for women and girls in Palestine. This case study explores the benefits of integrating cash or voucher assistance into comprehensive programming, the importance of awareness raising sessions, and the need for grassroots partnerships with local women's organisations.
Analysis has shown that women-led businesses were over-represented in the hardest hit sectors such as handicraft industries following border closure in Vanuatu. This case study highlights how providing cash grants, coaching, business skills training, and network development programmes is empowering women and building resilience.