Making New York City a more accessible place for mothers enhances the economic and social status of women, especially single mothers and female heads of households. This not only reduces the economic burden of childcare but also improves the job prospects of motherhood.
Women Archives - State of the Planet
Why women need to be included in energy and sustainability discussions—and how we can make that happen.
Women on all different levels, from households to the highest ranks of government, are striving to gain a seat at the table when it comes peace and security. A new program launched today at Columbia University will help define what those roles might be
The effects of climate change aren’t equitable from a gender perspective; women are generally disproportionately impacted by climate change in comparison to their male counterparts.
Globally, women are disproportionately affected by rising seas, too much or too little rainfall, and storm surges, all as a result of a changing climate.
For most people, home is where you feel the safest. In this post, Kaori Yoshida discusses women’s safety in cities through reflecting on topics of community building, root shock and gentrification.
Julia Nethero explores the shortcomings of urban low-income housing, which fall particularly on women who are responsible for the household’s well being, and how participatory design and management ameliorate those challenges.
“Thank you for coming on this gorgeous day, to sit in an airless, lightless room and discuss how to save the world,” said John Mutter, director of Columbia’s PhD in Sustainable Development and a member of the Earth Institute faculty, in welcoming the audience of the Sustainable Development Seminar, “The Population Bomb: Defused or Still Ticking?” The seminar brought together a panel of demography and population experts, who, Mutter calculated, shared a total of 121 years’ experience in the field. It became apparent, upon the beginning of the discussion, that the population bomb was not so much ticking, as exploding. The current world population, which is estimated to be 7 billion, is projected to reach 10.2 billion by 2100.
Last month I went to visit our Mali project site with two other Water Center staffers. We visited the village and garden where we worked last year (Koila Markala and Tibibas, respectively) and many other gardens where we hope to work in the future.
Educating girls and women is an important step in overcoming poverty. Millennium Development Goals 2 and 3 reflect the commitment that female education has a strong relationship with many other development indicators, and that education is an indispensable tool for women empowerment and the reduction of poverty. Girls’ education and the promotion of gender equality in education thus become vital tools for accelerating rural development.