News: ICRW launches new Website

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) publicly launched new “broadband channel to the world.”  Visit to see how ICRW makes women a central focus in alleviating and ultimately ending global poverty. Through the new site, you also can become more deeply connected to our work: Learn about ICRW’s work in more than 30 >> Read more

Resource: Launch of ASTI Blog

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI) blog at: The blog will feature the latest ASTI news and information.  A number of exciting ASTI publication releases and events have occurred recently and more are expected in the coming months.  The first posts include entries such as: >> Read more

Multimedia: Powerpoint on women’s access to non-land inputs

Last week a review of empirical evidence on gender differences in non land agricultural inputs, technology and services in developing countries was released as an IFPRI Discussion paper (access it here). The corresponding powerpoint (access it here) for this paper was presented at FAO's State of Food and Agricultural (SOFA) Writers Workshop last fall in >> Read more

Multimedia: Presentation on ‘Gender Equality & Poverty Reduction; Good Practices & Lessons Learned’

Great presentation made by Agnes Quisumbing on March 9th at the United Nations that provides valuable insights as the MDGs are under review. To see the presentation

Resource: Paper from Concern on “Women Marginal Farmers–Mobilizing for Change”

When Concern Worldwide (UK) launched its Unheard Voices campaign in late 2007, the focus was on highlighting the needs of marginal farmers – those whom we define as ‘farming yet hungry’. The majority of these marginal farmers are women and more recently we have shifted our attention to the specific challenges and needs of women >> Read more

Publication: Cultivating Global Food Security A Strategy for U.S. Leadership on Productivity, Agricultural Research, and Trade

By Johanna Nesseth Tuttle, J. Stephen Morrison, Senator Robert P. Casey Jr., Senator Richard G. Lugar, and Representative Betty McCollum, cochairs Apr 27, 2010 These recommendations from leaders in government, business, academia, and the nongovernmental and philanthropy communities emphasize the importance of U.S. leadership and commitment to improving food security and making agriculture a priority >> Read more

Publication: Gender and Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support, 2002-08

Gender and Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support, 2002-08 This book assesses the effectiveness of the World Bank's 2001 gender strategy and the results from it. Findings include include redoubling efforts to institutionalize the accountability framework and develop the monitoring system envisioned in the 2001 Gender Strategy, establishing a results framework, and restoring a >> Read more

Resource: The Global Monitoring Report 2010, the MDGs After the Crisis

What is the human cost of the global economic crisis? This year’s Global Monitoring Report (GMR) examines the impact of the worst recession since the Great Depression on poverty and human development outcomes in developing countries. Although the recovery is under way, the impact of the crisis will be lasting and immeasurable. GMR provides a >> Read more

Resource: Young Feminist Wire launch

The Young Feminist Activism and Communications teams at AWID are thrilled to share with you the launch of the Young Feminist Wire, an online platform for young women working on women's rights and gender equality everywhere around the world. The Wire is a hub of information by, about, and for young feminists: tools and resources, >> Read more

Database: World Bank Frees Up Development Data

The World Bank Group now offers free access to more than 2,000 financial, business, health, economic and human development statistics (including ones on gender) that had mostly been available only to paying subscribers. This effort will allow access to data and information from the World Bank's databases.  For more information, visit the