Database: The OECD Social Institutions and Gender Index

"The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) is a new composite measure of gender equality, based on the OECD’s Gender, Institutions and Development Database. It complements and improves existing measures in several ways. While conventional indicators of gender equality capture inequality outcomes, the SIGI focuses on the root casus behind these inequalities. The SIGI introduces 12 >> Read more

Net Resource: Good Web Resource on Gender & Climate Change, Land Tenure etc.

Check out this website from the International Union for Conservation of Nature /Gender and Environment. http://www.genderandenvironment.org/

Multimedia: Mary’s Story Life in Rural Malawi

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC5NVWDOItI] To celebrate International Women’s Day, the World Agroforestry Centre and the International Livestock Research Centre (ILRI) have produced a short film.  Set in rural Malawi, the six minute film follows the life of Mary, a widow with 8 children. Her struggles are struggles of millions of women throughout the world.  The film is adapted >> Read more

News: Focus on Women, Microcredit, ICT & Gendercide in Recent Economist Issues

Wominnovation, Economist, March 9 "Two recent innovations have garnered a lot of attention for the way they empower women. One is microcredit, a system of lending to very poor people, the majority of whom are female microentrepreneurs who are thus helped to climb out of poverty. The other is the mobile phone, which among other >> Read more

Database: Widespread Gender Gap in Land Rights Spotlighted by New Online FAO Database

Gender and Land Rights Database, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations This Database contains Country level information on social, economic, political and cultural issues related to the gender inequalities embedded in those rights.  The Database offers information on national legal frame, international treaties and convetions, customary law, land tenure and related instituions, civil >> Read more

Multimedia: Short Video from Harvest Plus on Women’s Role in Agriculture

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpxlVNLGOi4] Credit to Bonnie McCafferty from HarvestPlus

Events: Intl. Women’s Day & IFPRI Events

Monday March 8 was International Women’s Day and throughout the month a number of IFPRI researchers will be presenting relevant work on gender.  For more information on any of these events or to request related documents please contact J.Behrman@cgiar.org. March 9:  Agnes Quisumbing (PHN) will speak at a UN panel on “Gender equality and poverty >> Read more