Energy as a key variable in promoting gender equality and empowering women: A gender and energy perspective on MDG #3.
The third Millennium Development Goal - to promote gender equality and empower women - has as its target to eliminate gender disparity in education. This paper explores whether linkages betwen this goal and the energy sector exist and whether the energy sector has a contribution to make to this MDG. It does that by looking at empirical evidence from studies done into the subject and presenting an overview of the results in the main text, but with more detailed findings given in tables in the annexes to the paper. Intended mainly as an advocacy tool, the groups mainly targeted by this paper are policy makers, academics, and people working as professionals in the energy sector.
MDG Empirical Review Paper, 47 pp.