Event (DC): Frontline Innovations in Maternal Health Care; Meeting Africa’s Urgent Need for Skilled Midwifery and Fistula Repair

The International Center for Research on Women and AMREF are pleased to present a seminar on The provision of effective maternal health care has very clear health system requirements. The first is that community health care facilities must function and provide the basic services that save mother and newborn lives, including skilled staff, essential commodities and >> Read more

Publication: Gender & Development an Evaluation of World Bank Support 2002-2008

In 2001 the World Bank adopted a gender equality policy as a means to help reduce poverty. This policy was outlined in Integrating Gender into the World Bank's Work: A Strategy for Action (referred as the 2001 Gender Strategy). Through this evaluation IEG finds that the World Bank made progress in gender integration between 2002 >> Read more

News: ICRW launches new Website

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) publicly launched new “broadband channel to the world.”  Visit www.ICRW.org to see how ICRW makes women a central focus in alleviating and ultimately ending global poverty. Through the new site, you also can become more deeply connected to our work: Learn about ICRW’s work in more than 30 >> Read more

Publication: Closing the gender land gap The effects of land-titling for women in Peru

Authors: Daniela Orge Fuentes and Henrik Wiig ABSTRACT: Land formalization reforms in developing countries are often criticized for cementing historically unequal property rights between the sexes. The Peruvian formalization law is gender neutral and was only supposed to formalize existing informal property rights. However, protests from the feminist movement led the implementing agency to favour >> Read more

Publication: Gender & Governance in Bangladesh

On May 26-27, the Bangladesh Ministry of Food and Disaster Management will convene the Bangladesh Food Security Investment Forum 2010, which will be inaugurated by Bangladesh’s Honorable Prime Minister Sheik Hasina. The Forum is hosted by the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh with the support of the United States Agency for International Development, >> Read more

News: Rekha Mehra and David Kauck, ICRW, on issues facing women’s farmers

Rekha Mehra, director economic development, and David Kauck, senior gender and agriculture specialist, provide an insightful analysis on practical measures needed to address critical issues facing women farmers (particularly given the release of the new US govt. hunger and food security initiative) at the Katrine Chronicals Blog.  Go to the post or read the text >> Read more

Resource: Launch of ASTI Blog

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI) blog at: http://astinews.wordpress.com/ The blog will feature the latest ASTI news and information.  A number of exciting ASTI publication releases and events have occurred recently and more are expected in the coming months.  The first posts include entries such as: >> Read more

Call for Ideas & Inputs: Women in agriculture and rural development

The Agricultural Development Economics Division of FAO is currently preparing the State of Food and Agriculture 2010 on “Women in agriculture and rural development”. The report focuses on the important role that women play in agriculture and rural economies, the gender differences in assets and access to economic opportunities, and the potential gains from removing >> Read more

Funding: M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) announces a Ph. D. position in Social Sciences/Gender Studies

Job Code : 200SS4510 The person should work in a research programme at Wayanad district of Kerala titled ‘Social transformation knowledge of gender relations in agrobiodiversity management’ in close collaboration with the BioDIVA research group at the Leibniz University Hannover in Germany. The project will work in the frame of socio-ecological research to generate transformation >> Read more

News: Better Data Key to Supporting Women Farmers

Source: IPS Genderwire  By Mantoe Phakathi MBABANE, May 20, 2010 (IPS) - An accomplished farmer who won the coveted Woman Farmer of the Year Award in 2008, Thabile Dlamini-Gooday wants to uplift the standard of other women in agriculture. She believes that if women farmers were to work together they could fight hunger and significantly >> Read more