Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Supporting Women’s Land Rights

From 25 January to 5 February, the Land Portal Foundation will be holding a debate on the Global Land Tool Network’s Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC), which were created to assess the effectiveness of land tools in supporting women’s land rights. The discussion will focus on sharing best practices and lessons learned for supporting women’s land rights. >> Read more

Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program

The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights and our partner Resource Equity are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for our Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program. Through this program we seek to cultivate a network of qualified professionals from the developing world who are strongly committed to strengthening women’s land rights >> Read more

UNIDO hiring gender expert

The Office for Gender Mainstreaming, Ethics and Accountability (ODG/GEA) of UNIDO is  looking for a Gender Expert to coordinate the gender mainstreaming functions of the office. For more information, please read the TORs: UNIDO_Gender Expert vacancy The deadline to apply is 26 January 2016.

Gender and Resilience Working Group Webinar Series

Please join us Thursday, January 14 at 10am EST for the next session of the Gender & Resilience Working Group Webinar Series. This webinar is part of a series being rolled out by the Gender & Resilience Working Group, which is led by Mercy Corp and Lutheran World Relief and involves many other organizations. The >> Read more

Gender Happy Hour Twitter Chat, January 14

Gender Happy Hour Twitter Chat: January 14th (8-9pm EST). Join this virtual happy hour on Twitter to talk about Gender, Men, and Masculinities. Let’s go beyond the engaging men discussion. What issues of masculinity are neglected in international development aid? Is there a risk of crossing a line between engaging men in gender equality and perpetuating patriarchy? >> Read more

IFPRI seminar: Are Fathers’ Gender Attitudes Associated with Child Health Outcomes? Evidence on Child Undernutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Please join virtually a seminar happening today, Wednesday, December 2, from 12-1pm. Instructions for GoToMeeting are below. Abstract Extant research on child well-being in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has focused on the link between maternal characteristics and improved child health outcomes. More recently, programmatic efforts have emphasized engaging men in health promotion activities. Yet, conceptual frameworks >> Read more

What would it really take to strengthen women’s land rights?

The issue of women’s land rights for land restoration will be discussed at a high-level panel “This Land is Our Land: Gender perspectives on tenure and rights” at the Global Landscapes Forum in Paris, December 6.  In preparation for that event, we have asked a number of experts: “What would it take to strengthen women’s >> Read more

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Job opportunities with AWID, Center for Reproductive Rights, and Save the Children

AWID Women Human Rights Defenders – Program Coordinator for Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) - deadline to apply: August 2, 2015 Senior Regional Legal Adviser for Africa with the Center for Reproductive Rights (until filled) Gender and GBV Technical Adviser with Save the Children - deadline to apply: July 22, 2015

Gender reads and resources: measuring women’s empowerment, groundwater, village courts, land rights, and more!

Why women need indicators: Spotlight on measuring women's empowerment at the Milan Expo  Groundwater and livelihoods: alternatives for gender equitable benefits on the WLE Agriculture and Ecosystems Blog Stories from women on economic empowerment around the globe from EmpowerWomen  New publication from FAO: Empowering women in Afghanistan: Reducing gender gaps through integrated dairy schemes  Activating village courts in >> Read more