May Sabe Phyu has won an N-Peace Award from the United Nations Development Program. Founded in 2010, N-Peace awards recognize women from Afghanistan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka who shine a spotlight on gender-related issues.
IDRC and the Centre of Excellence for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems have launched the knowledge brief Strengthening CRVS systems, overcoming barriers, and empowering women and children.
Practical support, services, and training can go a long way toward improving opportunities for women. However, to ensure these opportunities are sustainable and grounded in local realities, we need to confront the underlying norms and systems at the root of gender-based inequalities. Only then will we have lasting and meaningful gender-transformative change.
How we will manage new technologies is thus the most important question ahead of us. Knowing about and preparing for upcoming changes benefit the largest number of people, with least costs of transitions.
Learning financial skills through involvement in an urban farming cooperative has improved the lives of women in Amman, Jordan. The article Developing Value Chains in Amman, Jordan describes how the cooperative has led to women gaining valuable skills through increased participation in business and farming activities.