Gender Inequality

If we want to build truly sustainable cities, we need to think about how women use energy and space

Research on gender and energy access in developing countries has uncovered three key factors that result in women not having the same access to energy compared to men. Image: Unsplash/Jarritos Mexican

Rihab Khalid

Research Fellow in Sustainable Energy Consumption, University of Cambridge


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Men and women use energy in different ways, thanks to the way labour is traditionally divided between them. Image: Unsplash/Volha Flaxeco

Balconies like this offer no private space for women to carry out activities, which leads to more energy consumption in indoor activities. Image: Rihab Khalid
Energy, gender and space are closely interlinked. Image: Rihab Khalid

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