EVENT: IFPRI’s Datathon August 11, 2017

On August 11, researchers and practitioners interested in intersections of gender, climate change, and nutrition in Bangladesh are invited to participate in IFPRI’s Gender, Climate, and Nutrition Integration Initiative (GCAN) Datathon! What’s a DATATHON, you ask? It’s a mix of learning, collaborating, and competing as participants analyze a harmonized dataset from Bangladesh to answer specific questions listed >> Read more

RESOURCE: Land Portal Foundation launches a country portfolio on Rwanda

Rwanda has made significant strides in rehabilitating its land governance system following colonialism, civil war, and genocide. The Land Portal Foundation has launched a portfolio on Rwanda to highlight the country's history and development. The portfolio includes several datasets from organizations including the FAO, World Bank, Transparency International, LandMark and more. Visitors can access data visualization >> Read more

New from IFPRI authors: Researchers highlight gender and equity at the ANH Academy Week

Researchers gathered in Kathmandu, Nepal for 2017's ANH Scientific Symposium and Academy Week in early July. Many keynote addresses, presentations, and poster sessions discussed gender and equity. The following blog from Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) highlights many of the insights regarding gender and equity shared at the conference: Researchers highlight gender and equity >> Read more

ICRW Announces 3rd Annual Paula Kantor Award

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is soliciting nominations for the third annual Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research. The 2017 award will be given to a young professional female researcher in order to recognize and honor outstanding achievement in the fields of gender equity and the empowerment of women and girls. Please visit >> Read more

Call for nominations: Women Transforming India Awards 2017

NITI Aaoyg, United Nations India and MyGov are pleased to invite you to the Women Transforming India Awards 2017: Breaking the Glass Ceiling. Women Transforming India Awards are given to women who are influencing positive change and breaking glass ceilings. We are looking for achievers, inspirational women - both young and experienced - change-makers, community leaders >> Read more

Call for papers: Migration, gender and agrarian change in the Global South

The International Water Management Institute has published a call for papers for a panel session on “Migration, gender and agrarian change in the Global South” at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) conference from August 31st to September 2nd in London. Abstract: There are an estimated 214 million international labour migrants and 740 million internal labour migrants worldwide. The >> Read more

Digitizing Financial Solutions to Advance Women’s Economic Participation

View event details here.  Presenter(s): Dr. Ruth Goodwin-Groen, Better Than Cash Alliance, and Dr. Leora Klapper, The World Bank Date: February 4, 2016 - 9:00am - 10:30am We recognize that greater participation by women in national economies can drive economic growth and stability, but how do we increase this participation? Digital financial services present an innovative way to improve women's >> Read more

The World’s Women 2015: Trends and Statistics

At the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, Governments adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which “seeks to promote and protect the full enjoyment of all human rights and the fundamental freedoms of all women throughout their life cycle.” Guided by these principles, the World’s Women 2015: Trends and Statistics presents the latest >> Read more

Webinar: Strengthening women’s rights in land governance: Experiences from Tanzania

IIED will be hosting a webinar on ‘Strengthening women’s rights in land governance: experiences from Tanzania’, as part of their Legal tools for citizen empowerment initiative. Speakers include: Helen Dancer, Barrister and Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton and Naseku Kisambu, Director of programmes at the Tanzania Women Lawyer Association (TAWLA). Why should you >> Read more

New publication: Accessing Justice: Models, Strategies & Best Practices on Women’s Empowerment

Direct Link to Full 74-Page IDLO Publication Link to 12-Page Report Summary By Irene Khan, Director-General IDLO Far too often, in far too many countries, women cannot find justice. They are denied the very essence of the rule of law — that we are all equal, and equally protected by the law. Gender equality is >> Read more