SURVEY: Women’s Economic Empowerment (UN Women)

The UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment has teamed up with the UN Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign to roll out a women's economic empowerment edition of the MY World survey on how we can help women get better jobs, earn more money, and start a business. The survey will gather people's views >> Read more

WEBINAR: Facilitating women’s economic empowerment: Tackling gender norms and unpaid care

Market systems programmes are increasingly encompassing women’s economic empowerment. Such programmes often aim to increase women’s access to opportunities, but with little consideration of how gender norms or roles and responsibilities in the household and the community can undermine both development outcomes and market activities. This webinar brings together findings from two BEAM-supported research projects to answer >> Read more

EVENT: Forum on Empowerment through Household Methodologies

Date: 27-29 June Venue: IFAD HQ, Italian Conference Room (webcast available) IFAD, Oxfam and Hivos are jointly organizing a "Forum on Empowerment through Household Methodologies" (Rome, 27 - 29 June 2016)  for practitioners and key players, with a special focus on Gender Action Learning System (GALS). The Forum will gather experts and champions in household methodologies, >> Read more

CALL FOR PAPERS: South Asian Water Studies Special Issue on ‘Water Justice, Gender, and Disabilities”

South Asian Water Studies (SAWAS), an open access journal http://www.sawasjournal.org, has issued a call for papers for a special issue on ‘Water justice, Gender and Disabilities.' This special issue is guest edited by Alan Nicol and Floriane Clement from IWMI, and Sylvie Cordier, a Disability and Development specialist. The deadline for paper submission is 30th September 2016. SAWAS_Call for Papers - Water >> Read more

WEBINARS: June 21 and 22, on gender and livelihoods in humanitarian programs

Foundations of Strength: Gender, Protection, and Livelihoods June 21, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM EDT Well-intentioned livelihoods programs can often backfire: by overlooking gender and protection, they endanger the refugee women, girls, men and boys they seek to help. The CLARA tools provide a framework to incorporate gender and protection into livelihoods programs, helping humanitarians create >> Read more

EVENT: June 20, From citizen security to food security: a cross-sector discussion of violence in Central America

On June 20, 3:00-4:30 PM EST, InnovATE is sponsoring an online panel discussion on Agrilinks.org called "From Citizen Security to Food Security: A Cross-Sector Discussion of Violence in Central America." InnovATE began looking at this issue to investigate why youth, and young men in particular, were dropping out of the agricultural education system at alarming rates in Central >> Read more

WEBINAR: June 21, The WEAI Intervention Guide and the Gender Integration Framework

Presenter(s): Lindsey Jones-Renaud, ACDI/VOCA; Krista Jacobs, USAID; Jenn Williamson, ACDI/VOCA June 21, 2016 - 9:00am - 10:30am The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) is a fantastic data collection tool, but what happens after you’ve learned about the findings from the report? How can you turn that knowledge into action? Join this webinar to talk about two resources that can help >> Read more

EVENT: Is Women’s Empowerment a Pathway to Improving Child Health Outcomes in an Integrated Agriculture and Nutrition Program? Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Burkina Faso

June 8, 12pm-1pm EST (instructions for joining virtually provided below) Presentation by Jessica Heckert, Associate Research Fellow, Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division, IFPRI  Abstract Integrated agriculture, nutrition, and health programs often target women beneficiaries because of their potential to improve children’s health. However, evidence linking women’s empowerment to improved child health is drawn primarily from cross-sectional data. We >> Read more

PRESENTATION: Gender, Agriculture, and the Environment: From “Zombie Facts” to Evidence

Four "zombie myths" continue to haunt us in the field of gender and agriculture. This presentation looks at the evidence on women and i) the feminization of poverty, ii) food production, iii) land ownership, and iv) proclivity to environmental stewardship. Presented by Ruth Meinzen-Dick at Penn State University, June 2016. For more information about IFPRI's Gender >> Read more

EVENT: Gender 360 Summit, June 15-16

Engaging Adolescent Girls and Boys in Achieving Gender Equality and Combating Gender-based Violence NEW DATES! 15-16 June 2016 | Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. FHI 360, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Plan International USA, Social Development Direct, MenEngage Alliance, George Washington University's Global Women’s Institute, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. >> Read more