CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The Suraj Mal and Shyama Devi Agarwal Book Prize

ABOUT THE BOOK PRIZE (from their website): The International Association for Feminist Economics announces the Suraj Mal and Shyama Devi Agarwal Book Prize to be awarded biennially for a work of original scholarship in the field of feminist economics. The prize has been established by Bina Agarwal (IAFFE’s first President from the Global South) to >> Read more

WEB RESOURCES: What have we learned about the WEAI?

Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) recently hosted a webinar about lessons learned from the WEAI. You can watch here: https://pim.cgiar.org/2017/10/27/webinar-the-womens-empowerment-in-agriculture-index-what-have-we-learned/ Summary of the webinar, from the PIM website: The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), a survey-based tool launched in 2012, has been widely used to measure and understand women’s empowerment and inclusion in the agricultural sector. The >> Read more

Updated IFPRI Gender Page now available!

IFPRI is pleased to announce that we've updated our gender topics page! You can access the updated webpage here.   You can find up-to-date information about (1) Tools to close the gender gap, (2) Highlights from IFPRI gender research, and (3) Guidance on gender practice and policy on our new page. We still have all >> Read more

NEW PUBLICATION: Using cognitive interviewing to improve the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index survey instruments: Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda

TITLE: Using cognitive interviewing to improve the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index survey instruments: Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda AUTHORS: Hazel Jean L. Malapit* , Kathryn Sproule, and Chiara Kovarik  FULL ACCESS: http://agrigender.net/views/cognitive-interviewing-to-improve-women-empowerment-from-bangladesh-and-uganda-JGAFS-222017-1.php ABSTRACT: The purpose of cognitive interviewing is to systematically identify and analyze sources of response error in surveys, and to use that information to improve >> Read more

EVENT: How Should We Measure Women’s Economic Empowerment? Webinar

See full event information and register here. The terminology describing economic programs for women has changed: actions to ‘empower women economically’ have replaced efforts to ‘increase women’s productivity and incomes.’ But how can we actually measure ‘economic empowerment’? Last November, CGD, in collaboration with Data2X, IDRC and the World Bank Africa Gender Innovation Lab organized >> Read more

NET RESOURCES: Women’s and Gender Studies Research Network

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is pleased to announce the creation of Women's & Gender Studies Research Network (WGSRN) with 17 eJournals focusing on major areas of scholarship. It will provide a worldwide, online community for women's & gender studies research and the intersection of these studies and other areas of research, following the model of SSRN's other >> Read more

NET RESOURCES: Webinars from CGIAR Gender Platform

On gender and agriculture: webinar series This webinar series on issues related to gender and agriculture was developed in collaboration with CGIAR Research Programs and partners. It is designed as a knowledge sharing tool to facilitate exchange among members of the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research. The objectives are: (1) to promote knowledge sharing and (2) to increase the visibility of >> Read more

NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Women’s land rights are key in poverty reduction – but more needs to be done to link the two

In honor of International Rural Women's day on October 15, 2017, IFPRI's Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Agnes Quisumbing, and Sophie Theis wrote a blog post for Place. In the blog, they discuss why women's land rights are essential to poverty reduction. You can read the full blog post here.

NET RESOURCES: CGIAR Campaign for International Day of Rural Women

IFPRI is one research center member of CGIAR, a global partnership for research on agriculture and development. The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research celebrated the International Day of Rural Women (IDRW) October 15th by launching a campaign illustrating how CGIAR gender research contributes to improved livelihoods for rural women. In the campaign, eleven CGIAR gender scientists reflect on research, strategies and >> Read more

EVENT: Webinar for Gender Roles in Water Scarcity-induced Migration

Please register before 16 October by sending an e-mail to l.thuy@unesco.org providing your name, surname and affiliation. The GEF recognizes gender equality as an important goal in the context of its projects. Based on this, IW:LEARN has included in its fourth cycle a gender sub-component “Promotion of Gender Mainstreaming in the GEF IW Portfolio”, with the scope of achieving >> Read more