Although women play a fundamental role in the management and use of energy resources in households and their communities, they face common challenges related to systematic discrimination, energy poverty and lack of representation in the development of the new energy renewable sector. We cannot accelerate the course towards sustainable energy systems without putting at the center the voices of women and communities that have historically lagged behind decision-making spaces.
Through the stories and experiences of women we can reduce the risks of the energy transition and catalyze the transformative potential of renewable energy to advance gender equality and build a sustainable, low-carbon future.
The series "Portraits of a feminist energy transition", makes visible the stories of activists and human rights defenders who fight for a just energy transition that protects the environment, promotes gender equality and provides safe, affordable and sustainable access to energetic resources. We hereby present to you the third and last video of the series undertaken by our partner the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) together with the Women Network for Energy and Environment (WoNEE ), a national grass roots of women in Nepal, and the support of FES-Geneva. In the video, WoNEE explains the recent work they have been doing with women on the ground in Nepal to empower them to become energy and appliances entrepreneurs in their communities.