RESOURCE: IFAD’s new Glossary on gender issues

IFAD’s Language Services and the Gender Desk have launched a multilingual glossary that provides a harmonized vocabulary in Arabic, English, French and Spanish. It contains a multilingual listing of some 130 relevant terms and definitions. The common objectives are to enhance language use and standardize terminology of gender issues for IFAD documentation, publications and in >> Read more

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.

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: Gender Just Food and Nutrition Security in India

Reposted from the India Food Security Portal.  The India Food Security Portal is organizing a second national conference on ‘Gender Just Food and Nutrition Security in India’ on August 29, 2016 at the Indian Habitat Centre in New Delhi as a follow-up to an event on ‘Gender Just Food Security’ that was organized by IFPRI on December 14-15, 2015 >> Read more

NEW COURSE: Gender Mainstreaming in Integrated Water Resources Management

Gender Mainstreaming in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Gender mainstreaming is a process for improving the relevance of development agendas and recent Sustainable Development Goals towards achieving gender equality, human rights, economic productivity and overall sustainability. Gender mainstreaming in IWRM aims to ensure that opportunities and benefits of water sector interventions will be equally available >> Read more

NEW RESOURCE: Global Gender and Environment Outlook

UNEP just launched the first comprehensive, integrated and global assessment about gender and the environment in a new report, Global Gender and Environment Outlook. The Global Gender and Environment Outlook (GGEO) is a collaborative project between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and strategic partners to bring gender issues to the heart of environmental assessment and decision-making. The >> Read more

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

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

BLOG: Why does paying attention to gender matter for climate change adaptation?

This blog post by Elizabeth Bryan, Patti Kristjanson, and Claudia Ringler summarizes recent research by IFPRI on gender and climate change under the CGIAR Program for Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security. Click here to read why gender matters for climate change adaptation.