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    Friday, March 02, 2018

    How Energy Poverty Oppresses Women

    Barriers to benefiting from energy sector highlighted

    March 1, 2018 (Kathmandu Post)

    “Lack of access to energy forces women to spend a lot of time collecting fuel, taking them away from jobs, education and other activities for self improvement…[and] collaborative efforts in inclusiveness in energy generation and energy consumption could support empowering women, according to] Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Assessment of the Energy Sector…The study highlights that gender equality and social inclusion in energy enhances livelihood opportunities, ensures social benefits and improves health and education services to aid in poverty reduction. It shows that mostly men considered energy use for economic opportunities while in the case of women, it helps them to reduce the labour needed in household work…High costs, lack of policy and institutional framework, low capacity of community-based power plants, consumer preferences, lack of appropriate incentive structures and misappropriation of subsidies, among others, are identified as the main constraints…” click here for more

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