Publication: Bridging the Gender Divide; How Technology Can Advance Women Economically

Intention and innovation can generate real economic benefits to women in the developing world. In a groundbreaking study, ICRW examines technology initiatives that have enabled women to develop their economic potential, become stronger leaders and more effective contributors to their families, communities and domestic economies. Specifically, these efforts helped women increase their productivity, create new >> Read more

Publication: Gender, climate change and health

In this discussion paper from WHO, available information on the differential links between climate change and the health of women and men has been collated and analyzed through the perspectives of: (a) direct and indirect health consequences; and, (b) the possible interaction of biological and social risk factors in determining these impacts. The overall aim >> Read more

Publication: Women, Food Security and Agriculture in a Global Marketplace

New directions in development assistance and agricultural investments must recognize and support women's involvement in the full agricultural value chain from production to processing to marketing. This report reviews current thinking and practice on increasing agricultural productivity, both subsistence and commercial agriculture, and examines what is known about women's roles in both sectors. by Rekha >> Read more

Multimedia: Presentation on Gender by Irene Khan from the World Bank Independant Evaluation Group TEDx event

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News: U.N. Biodiversity Plan Demands Voice for Women

By Stephen Leahy IPS Genderwire NAIROBI, May 27, 2010 (IPS) - Women provide up to 90 percent of the rural poor's food and produce up to 80 percent of food in most developing countries, and yet they are almost completely ignored when policy decisions are made about agriculture and biodiversity. That's about to change thanks >> Read more

Publication: Access to Water, Women’s Work and Child Outcomes

Authors: Gayatri Koolwal& Dominique van de Walle World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 5302 Summary: Poor rural women in the developing world spend considerable time collecting water. How then do they respond to improved access to water infrastructure? Does it increase their participation in income earning market-based activities? Does it improve the health and education >> Read more

Publication: Does increase in women’s income relative to men’s income increase food calorie intake in poor households? Evidence from Nigeria

Author: Adebayo B. Aromolaran Source: Agricultural Economics VL: 41 NO: 3-4 PG: 239-249 YR: 2010 DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-0862.2010.00442.x US: ABSTRACT This article addresses the important but not widely investigated question of how calorie consumption in African low-income households would respond to intrahousehold redistribution of income from men to women. Specifically, I use survey data on >> Read more

News: Giving Women Farmers a Boost in Nicaragua

By José Adán Silva Source: IPS Genderwire MANAGUA, Jun 1, 2010 (IPS) - Josefina Rodríguez very nearly lost her life trying to protect the small plot of farmland in rural Nicaragua that allows her to support her family. Twelve years ago her husband wanted to sell the land, and when she stood up to him, >> Read more

Event: Promoting Gender Equitable Behaviors Among Men and Boys; Emerging Lessons From India

Summary: There is growing recognition that men and boys must be engaged in programs to end violence against women, prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS and create more gender equitable societies. ICRW is at the forefront of these endeavors. Two ICRW programs in India are targeting young men to transform unequal and harmful social >> Read more

Resource: New IFPRI Dataset on Chronic Poverty and Long Term Impact Study in Bangladesh

The Chronic Poverty and Long Term Impact Study in Bangladesh project, which focuses on 102 villages characteristic of rural Bangladesh, aims to further our understanding of the economic, social and political processes that shape chronic poverty in Bangladesh together with the impact of selected anti-poverty interventions on poverty dynamics. After initial community level fieldwork approximately >> Read more