Gender Equality Archives - State of the Planet

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Celebrating the 2022 International Day of Women and Girls in Science

This U.N.-designated day aims to accelerate gender equity and improve access to and participation in science for women and girls.

by |February 11, 2022
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Shannon Márquez: Empowering Women and Girls Through Access to Water and Sanitation

The engineer and environmental health researcher studies the intersections of gender, water, sanitation, and hygiene.

by |February 11, 2022
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Why Climate Science Needs More Women Scientists

Women scientists continue to face unequal access to resources and opportunities in climate science. This lack of gender diversity is concerning, since women around the world will bear the brunt of climate change impacts.

by |February 11, 2022

Traditional Water Management Practices in Pakistan Threatened by Climate Change and Globalization

A practice used to manage glacial water resources that is central to cultures in northern Pakistan is facing enormous transformation in the modern day.

by |January 20, 2022

Leaders from Glaciated Regions Highlight Importance of Women, Youth, and Indigenous Peoples at COP26

They discussed adaptation strategies for mountain regions.

by |November 12, 2021
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Virtual Workshop Convenes Women Peacebuilders Paving the Way to a Post-Pandemic Future

This spring, feminist activists from 13 countries gathered online to exchange expertise and envision a more just and equitable future after COVID.

by |May 27, 2021

What Climate Change Adaptation Programs in Peru Are Missing: Indigenous Women’s Knowledge

A number of development programs in the high Andes involve Indigenous men but exclude women herders, preventing the potentially vital exchange of knowledge.

by |April 27, 2021
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Q&A With Lisa Goddard on Leadership in Climate Science

Originally one of few women in her field, Goddard transformed her difference into an advantage. Today she is internationally recognized for her research and leadership in climate science.

by |March 8, 2021
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No Longer Just ‘Girl Talk’

Fifth graders commemorate pioneering mapmaker Marie Tharp using comics, pictures, and poems.

by |March 8, 2021

Radhika Iyengar Tackles Educational Inequalities in Developing Countries

She’s fighting for access to education for some of India’s most marginalized groups, and finding creative ways to blur the line between schools and communities.

by |March 8, 2021