Special Issue of Gender, Technology, and Development: Gender, Climate Change and Agriculture

The Journal of Gender, Technology, and Development has a special issue on gender, climate change, and agriculture, with articles free for download! Articles touch on ICT, cookstoves, climate smart agriculture, micro-insurance, and more.

EMPLOYMENT: Program Analyst (Gender Advisor) at USAID Bureau for Food Security

Begin a challenging and rewarding career with the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). FAS is a dynamic foreign affairs agency with offices in Washington, D.C. and 70-plus countries around the world. FAS is seeking committed professionals with diverse skills and talents to help improve foreign market access >> Read more

New UN Women Flagship Programme Initiative: Better Production and Use of Gender Statistics for Evidence-Based Localization of the SDGs

Better Production and Use of Gender Statistics for Evidence-Based Localization of the SDGs (brief) is one of UN Women’s Flagship Programming Initiatives designed to ensure that UN Women can deliver on the SDGs. This Programme will support governments to improve the production of gender statistics to monitor SDGs, inform policy and ensure accountability. Data and statistics >> Read more

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue of the journal Global Food Security – Oct 31 deadline

A special issue of the journal Global Food Security  on the significance of changes in gender inequality and gender relations for food security seeks papers that address questions of how food availability, access and quality are affected by inequalities in the ways men and women operate in farming, agricultural value chains or industry as farm >> Read more

NEW PUBLICATION: ILC Framing the Debate: Islamic inheritance laws and rural women

Land rights are particularly important for women’s empowerment and gender equality (…) but they continue to be systematically denied their rights to inheritance, especially in rural areas. The newest issue of ILC’s Framing the Debate series on Islamic inheritance laws and their impact on rural women in Muslim societies finds an interconnected mix of legal, educational, economic, >> Read more

UN Women Virtual Dialogue and Webinar: Theory of Change and Feminist Pedagogies in Training for Gender Equality

Despite its growing popularity, training for gender equality currently lacks conceptual clarity on two core issues: a theory of how change occurs through training; and how feminist pedagogical principles can be applied to training to evoke such change. To generate debate on these issues, the UN Women Training Centre will host a Virtual Dialogue from >> Read more

RESOURCES: Gender and conflict

Conflict affects men and women, boys, and girls differently – understanding these dynamics is central to effective conflict-sensitive programming. From September-December 2016, Peace Exchange, a USAID-funded community of practice hosted on DME for Peace, will be launching a campaign focused on Gender and Conflict issues. Throughout the campaign, Peace Exchange will be organizing webinars, sharing >> Read more

EVENT: Launch of a Public-Private Partnership to Support Gender-Responsive SDGs Monitoring and Accountability

UN Women’s new Flagship Programme Initiative "Making Every Woman and Girl Count" is holding an official launch event on Wednesday 21 September, from 1:15pm to 2:30pm in the ECOSOC Chamber at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Please see the attached event flyer for further details about the event and our featured guest speakers. For those unable to attend, remote participation will be possible via >> Read more

WEBINAR: Gender in Agriculture Partnership: Closing the gender data gap for agricultural policy and investment

View the original announcement here.  Date: 4 October 2016 Time: 15.30 CET (Rome); Duration: 1.5 hours max Women represent, on average, 43 percent of the global agricultural labour force, and considerably more in many developing countries (FAO, 2011). Yet, we lack basic data on what women do in agricultural value chains, their access to resources, technology, >> Read more

FUNDING: Innovate and Learn Grants

Voice has opened its first global call for grant applications. The facility supports the most marginalised and discriminated people in ten low- and lower-middle income countries in Africa and Asia. Voice is an initiative by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is executed by a consortium between Oxfam Novib and Hivos. The first call for proposals is designed to >> Read more