The Green Belt Movement (GBM) and Center for Environment and Population (CEP) 2010 Fellowship Introduction: The Green Belt Movement is collaborating with the Center for Environment and Population (CEP) to host a University/graduate level paid Fellowship in Nairobi, Kenya beginning June 2010 for up to 8 months to: a) help the Green Belt Movement determine >> Read more

News: Gender and Global Fund Negotiations

Good blog post at Global Health Policy Blog Slender on Gender: Global Fund Round 8 and 9 Proposals

News: Maternal Health A New Study Challenges Benefits of Vitamin A for Women and Babies

Giving women vitamin A capsules did not save their lives or the lives of their new babies, according to a surprising new study from Ghana reported this week by the medical journal Lancet. The results contradicted an earlier study in Nepal that showed a huge drop in deaths among child-bearing women taking vitamin A, and disappointed >> Read more

Publication: Gender and Land Tenure

One Billion Rising: Law, Land and the Alleviation of Global Poverty (AUP - Leiden University Press) (Paperback) Roy Prosterman (Editor), Robert Mitchell (Editor), Timothy Hanstad (Editor) Chapter 5 on Gender and Land Tenure by Renee Giovarelli. To access preview via google books

Resource: The Socio-economic and Gender Analysis Programme (SEAGA)

The Socio-economic and Gender Analysis (SEAGA) Programme was established in 1993 to promote gender awareness when meeting development challenges. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Labour Organization (ILO) the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initially undertook the development of the SEAGA materials. The Programme aims to increase awareness of >> Read more

Resource: Presentations on women and land access from World Bank Annual Land Policy Conference

THEME 3: RESEARCH AND CAPACITY BUILDING CAP1: Improving women’s land access: Options and lessons Chair: M. Verveer, Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues, USA Does inheritance law reform increase women’s access to assets? Evidence from South India A. Goyal, World Bank Policy reform towards gender equality in Ethiopia: Little by little the egg begins >> Read more

Resource: UN Economic Commission for Africa’s African Gender & Development Index

The African Gender and Development Index (AGDI) is a tool that maps the extent of gender inequality in Africa and assesses government performance. It consists of two parts, the quantitative Gender Status Index (GSI) and the qualitative African Women’s Progress Scoreboard (AWPS). The AGDI is a contribution to the Beijing Plus Ten review process. It >> Read more

Resource: PPT from Engendering Agricultural Research

Last Thursday Ruth Meinzen-Dick presented at a IFPRI/World Bank/IFAD seminar on 'Engendering Agricultural Research'  The PowerPoint from the event is up here


This OECD practice note focuses on the use of gender equality indicators as a way of measuring change. It asks: what are indicators, and why should we develop indicators to measure gender equality? It also addresses the often political issue of what we should be measuring, provides some broad principles that can be applied, and >> Read more

Multimedia: Women’s role in agriculture

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpxlVNLGOi4] Re-posting by popular demand! Source: Harvest Plus