News: Women & Mobile A Global Opportunity

A study on the mobile phone gender gap in low and middle-income countries by GSMA Development Fund, the Cherie Blair Foundation & Vital Wave Consulting "Mobile phone ownership in low and middle-income countries has skyrocketed in the past several years. But a woman is still 21% less likely to own a mobile phone than a >> Read more

Event: Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting special focus on women and girls

Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting, Sept 21-23 2010 In 2009, the Annual Meeting had a special focus on girls and women, and in 2010 the topic will be elevated into its own Action Area. Subtopics may include Women and Entrepreneurship; Access to Education for Adolescent Girls; Maternal Health; Women-led Approaches to Climate Change Advocacy and >> Read more

Net Resource: Impact Evaluation and Gender – Measuring What Works, What Doesn’t and Why?

Impact Evaluation and Gender - What Works, What Doesn't, and Why was a BBL hosted by the World Bank Group Gender Action Plan (GAP) to highlight DIME (Development Impact Evaluation Initiative) and GAP collaboration on how to mainstream gender into the World Bank's impact evaluation work. The meeting (held on March 1st) focused on different >> Read more

News: Gender Aware Response to Natural Disasters

"Any response to natural disasters should bear in mind the gender dynamics that disadvantage women and recognize that the disasters can present an opportunity for establishing some sort of balance where there was none before. Reconstruction can be an important time to right gender wrongs. For instance, deeds to new houses can be registered jointly >> Read more

Event (DC): Expanding Stigma-Reduction Strategies to Strengthen HIV Programs: The Case of Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission

Don't miss ICRW's next Insight to Action seminar, Wednesday, March 31, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m Reducing stigma and discrimination can dramatically improve the lives of people affected by HIV. With more than 33 million people living with the virus and an estimated 2.7 million new infections in 2008, the need for intensified action has >> Read more

News: Cocoa farmers cooperative empowering women in Cote d’Ivoire’s Sud Bandama region

"Women have grown cocoa here for decades, but on farms owned by their husbands or male partners. Agathe wants to put an end to traditions that make access to land a “men’s affair”. Coffee-cocoa farms owned by women, not only extend their involvement in agriculture beyond growing foodstuffs but ensure that women become business partners, >> Read more

News: Malawi Patrilineal Inheritance Prevents Women’s Access to Land

"LILONGWE, Mar 9 (IPS) - Mercy Gondwe, 51, from Rumphi in northern Malawi, was married for 34 years. When her husband died in 2008, she assumed she would inherit the land they had been cultivating together since they got married. But this was not the case. Gondwe’s brother-in-law took over the ownership of the land >> Read more

Research Methodology: Social Network Mapping & Gender Analysis

In Eva Schiffer's NetMap blog, Schiffer discusses integrating a gender dimension into her social network mapping analysis rice parboilers in Nigeria with interesting results. To see the post on gender & NetMap analysis

Event Tonight: The Power of Girls’ Education in International Development

The Power of Girls’ Education in International Development Presented by the International Development Studies Program, GW Elliott School of International Affairs Thursday, April 1 6:00 – 8:00pm Room 505, Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E St., NW Washington DC, 20052 Development practitioners, researchers, and donors are increasingly accepting the importance and power of girls’ >> Read more

Event: Exploring climate change, food security and global health, and why women are the key to lasting solutions

Population Action International Women and Global Health Exploring climate change, food security and global health, and why women are the key to lasting solutions The Obama administration has announced an ambitious global health initiative which seeks to broaden and integrate our approach to global issues, including HIV/AIDS, family planning and reproductive health, neglected tropical diseases, >> Read more