Alliance   |   Aug 31, 2016
Type: Research Report
Topic: Humanitarian, Women/Gender
As aid agencies and NGOs worldwide increase their focus on providing lifesaving aid, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves wants to ensure that the critical energy needs of crisis-affected people are met, especially those of the women and girls, who risk their safety just to collect the fuel needed to cook their families’ meals. This paper outlines evidence and highlight gaps in knowledge on the impact that adoption of clean and/or efficient cookstoves and fuels can have on reducing the risk and incidence of gender-based violence (GBV). The purpose of this literature review was to examine existing project data and research in order to evaluate the evidence base, better understand whether humanitarian energy programs intending to reduce GBV measured their impacts, and learn whether these projects actually reduced risk or incidence of GBV.