SLYCAN Trust focuses on

Gender & climate change:

Globally, women bear the majority of responsibility for food production and household water and food security of the household. These tasks are directly affected by the impacts of climate change.

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Gender & Social Justice:

In 2015 the UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka stated that “Gender equality is a shared vision of social justice and human rights.”

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Gender & Livelihood Development:

Gender based discrimination means that women do not have adequate access to the resources they require to pursue or sustain their livelihoods. Formal institutions, processes, and tend to perpetuate these gender inequalities.For example property ownership laws tend to favour men, in turn making women have secondary property rights as determined by men. Further, restrictions on land ownership threaten the  livelihoods of women due to lack of land ownership means that there is no collateral to obtain credit.

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