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

CPRC Brief: ‘Curbing dowry practices: an anti-poverty imperative’

Peter Davis Kathryn Bach Abstract It has been recognised that dowry in South Asia hinders women’s empowerment and can serve as a cause of violence against women. A recent study in Bangladesh highlights that dowries also have serious economic repercussions, with families identifying dowry payment as a leading cause of impoverishment. This policy brief also >> Read more

Academic Publications: Mothers’ human capital and the intergenerational transmission of poverty

CPRC working paper on: The impact of mothers’ intellectual human capital and long-run nutritional status on children’s human capital Guatemala Jere R. Behrman Alexis Murphy Agnes Quisumbing Kathryn Yount Abstract Many prior studies find significant cross-sectional positive ordinary least squares (OLS) associations between maternal human capital (usually maternal schooling attainment) and children’s human capital (usually >> Read more

Multimedia: East Africa Report on Women in Agriculture

[youtube=] Featuring information on the CGIAR's Gender & Diversity African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) program.

Event: TEDxWorld Bank Group event on Global Challenges in the New Decade

TEDxWorld Bank Group event on Global Challenges in the New Decade will be held on April 23, 2010 in Washington, DC. The event will encourage conversation and debates on critical issues such as gender, climate change, agriculture and water. The event speakers are: Irene Khan on gender issues, Nancy Roman on agriculture, Jason Clay on >> Read more

Resource: ‘Engendering Agricultural Reseach’ GCARD presentation

At the Global Conferences on Agricultural Research for Development (G CARD) in Montpelier France, IFPRI's Ruth Meinzen Dick presented on 'Engendering Agricultural Research' a paper co-written by Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Agnes Quisumbing, Julia Behrman, Patricia Biermayr-Jenzano, Vicki Wilde, Marco Noordeloos, Catherine Ragasa & Nienke Beintema To see this GCARD Engendering Agricultural Research power point presentation For >> Read more

News: Commission on the Status of Women

"From 1-12 March 2010, the Commission on the Status of Women undertook a fifteen-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly.   Emphasis was placed on the sharing of experiences and good practices, with a view to overcoming remaining >> Read more