Female-headed households face new patterns of vulnerability, with an increase in labor burden and limited access to and control over water resources, which is essential for climate resilience.
A participatory gender training manual for community groups has been developed to help communities realize the role that gender plays in their lives, and discuss how they can move toward a more equal society.
The document was developed, piloted and modified by Stephanie Leder (Postdoctoral Fellow – Gender and Poverty, IWMI) and Dipika Das (previously Gender Coordinator, IWMI/ACIAR) within the project ‘Dry-season irrigation for marginal and tenant farmers in the Eastern Gangetic Plains’ funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). The strong support from 12 farmer groups and other project staff are gratefully acknowledged.
Please follow the link to access the document.