THE BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $80 MILLION COMMITMENT TO CLOSE GENDER DATA GAPS AND ACCELERATE PROGRESS FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS New initiative will promote gender equality and support the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals SEATTLE/COPENHAGEN (May 17, 2016) – In her keynote speech today at the Women Deliver conference in >> Read more
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.
Originally posted on Thomson Reuters Foundation News by Cheryl Doss, Yale University Tuesday, 17 May 2016 16:00 GMT We know women’s legal rights to own, inherit and farm land are crucial. So why is it still so hard to know how many women have rights? The importance of women’s rights to land and property are increasingly >> Read more
The Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP) has released a Special Issue of the GAP Newsletter on the occasion of the third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD3), Johannesburg, 5-8 April 2016, considering the question, Why are Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment critical to strengthen Agriculture-Nutrition Linkages? Read the newsletter here.
Making sense of land, statistics, and gender (pdf) is a new infographic from the Gender and Land Rights database (GLRD) of the FAO and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM). The infographic explores the correct use of land ownership statistics (ownership understood in a broad sense beyond individual property rights) and highlights how gender >> Read more
The World Bank Group relaunched its popular Gender Data Portal, comprising current and historical data on topics ranging from health and education to jobs, assets, and political participation—all broken down by sex. The Bank Group is also launching its Little Data Book on Gender 2016 alongside new online tables—to be updated quarterly—linked to the latest World Development Indicators, making it easier than ever >> Read more
The USAID Land Tenure and Property Rights Portal recently interviewed Agnes Quisumbing, Senior Research Fellow at IFPRI, about women's land rights. Read the interview here.
How sex-disaggregated land statistics can help monitor progress of the new Sustainable Development Goals For decades feminist economists and women’s rights advocates have made the case that the lack of data on women’s land rights has limited the ability to understand how this affects food security and rural poverty. However, recent developments may help us >> Read more