NET RESOURCES: Toolkit for Assessing gender responsive implementation of VGGTs and AU F&G

ActionAid recently published a toolkit for assessing gender-sensitive implementation and country-level monitoring of the Tenure Governance and Africa Land Policy Guidelines. Introduction from the toolkit: "The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) are an international framework based on human rights >> Read more

WEB RESOURCES: Empowerment of women and girls: conceptual model and measurement guidance from KIT

KIT recently published a new white paper, White Paper: Conceptual Model of women and girl's empowerment. From KIT's release: "What does empowerment of women and girls mean? The White Paper that was developed as the first component of this project sought to address this question. A conceptual model on empowerment of women and girls was developed >> Read more

NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: How many people will an intervention reach? A how-to guide for indirectly estimating the number of pregnant women in a subpopulation

IFPRI's Jessica Heckert and Elena Martinez published a new blog about estimating the number of pregnant women in a sub-population. SNEAK PEEK: When deciding how to design or whether to fund a nutrition-sensitive agricultural intervention, we need to know the potential scope of impact. How many people will we reach? On several occasions, we have been >> Read more

WEBINARS: CGIAR Agriculture and Women Webinars

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research will be hosting several upcoming webinars in early 2018. Upcoming webinars include: January 2018 (TBD): A Framework for Measuring Women’s Empowerment, to be presented by Anouka van Eerdewijk at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam. January 27, 2018: More than a seat at the table: Strengthening women’s >> Read more

NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Pathways from women’s group-based programs to nutrition change in South Asia: A conceptual framework and literature review

TITLE: Pathways from women's group-based programs to nutrition change in South Asia: A conceptual framework and literature review AUTHORS: Neha Kumar, Samuel Scott, Purnima Menon, Samyuktha Kannan, Kenda Cunningham, Parul Tyagi, Gargi Wable, Kalyani Raghunathan, Agnes Quisumbing ACCESS PUBLICATION HERE. ABSTRACT: Improving the nutritional status of women and children in South Asia remains a high public health and >> Read more

NET RESOURCES: Measuring women’s empowerment in agriculture: A streamlined approach

Our friends at IFAD recently published a manual about measuring women's empowerment. This publication is part of IFAD's research series, which you can access more of here. Click here to access the full manual. ABSTRACT: The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) can be a useful tool to measure the empowerment, agency and inclusion of >> Read more

NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Gender-Sensitive, Climate-Smart Agriculture For Improved Nutrition In Africa South Of The Sahara

IFPRI's Elizabeth Bryan, Sophie Theis, Jowel Choufani, Alessandro De Pinto, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, and Claudia Ringler recently published the Gender, Climate Change, and Nutrition integration (GCAN) framework. ACCESS THE PUBLICATION HERE: http://www.resakss.org/node/6483?region=aw ABSTRACT: What is the climate-smart agriculture, gender, and nutrition nexus? Providing an integrated conceptual framework to guide interventions in the context of climate change, the authors argue that >> Read more

UPCOMING EVENTS: Food Security Network Webinars

The Food Security Network has a handful of gender-related webinars coming up soon. Click the links below for more information. Friday 1 December, in-person event, Washington, DC, 10:00-11:30am, Connecting the Dots: Exploring the Intersection of Violence Against Women and Violence Against Children Wednesday 6 December, webinar, 9:30-11:00am (-5GMT), Integrating Gender, Climate Change, and Nutrition in Development Programming Wednesday >> 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

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