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SAWIE NEWSLETTER, Vol 2

Title: SAWIE NEWSLETTER, Vol 2, December 2021

Synopsis: SAWIE in its attempt towards this goal has partnered with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA), and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) to form the Gender and Energy Compact. This compact took the agenda to COP26 at Glasgow during Gender Day and highlighted the need to catalyze actions for gender equality and women empowerment in the battle against climate change.

Best Practices in Gender Mainstreaming

Title: Best Practices in Gender Mainstreaming

Synopsis: Industrialization can significantly contribute to reduction in poverty and promote shared prosperity. However, women often face hindered access to secure and well- paid jobs in manufacturing industries and related service sectors, and consequently, their participation in the development of new technologies remains limited. The Energy and Industrial sectors remain two such manufacturing-heavy sectors that are gender imbalanced, and gender equity presents both a challenge and an opportunity waiting to be harnessed.

Equity and Smart Mobility

Title: SAWIE NEWSLETTER, Vol 1, October 2020

Synopsis: The energy sector remains one of the most gender imbalanced sectors and gender equity still holds a greater challenge in the India’s energy sector. The skewed women participation can partly be attributed to the social and perception barriers about dominance of field-based activities, geographical mobility and shift-based working, which have been traditionally considered as negative for women participation.

Journey so far - July 2019 - June 2021

Title: Journey so far – July 2019 – June 2021

Synopsis: SAWIE, a joint initiative of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), aims to increase representation of women at the leadership levels in the energy, industrial and manufacturing sector thereby enabling diversity in decision making. As the name suggests SAWIE is focused in South Asia region, with India at its fulcrum.

Gender equality and female empowerment March 2012

Title: Gender equality and female empowerment , March 2012

Synopsis: Gender equality and female empowerment are core development objectives, fundamental for the realization of human rights and key to effective and sustainable development outcomes. No society can develop successfully without providing equitable opportunities, resources, and life prospects for males and females so that they can shape their own lives and contribute to their families and communities.