JOB OPPORTUNITY: Gender Specialist with World Vegetable Center

The World Vegetable Center is searching for a Gender Specialist to contribute as an individual consultant (about 25 days/year for a 4 year period) to an ACIAR-funded project evaluating the potential impact of mechanical mungbean harvesting on rural women and men in Myanmar and Bangladesh. The job advertisement (pdf) provides more details. Apply via the >> Read more

BLOGPOST: An end in sight to early marriage in Bangladesh? IFPRI data show substantial decline in practice

By Akhter Ahmed, Farha Sufian, and Julie Ghostlaw To what extent does marriage age affect family nutrition outcomes? It has long been common practice in Bangladesh for girls to marry early—before their 18th birthday. Girls who marry young are more likely to become pregnant while in their teens. Teen pregnancies tend to have a higher risk of >> Read more

New IFPRI Discussion Paper: Using cognitive interviewing to improve the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index survey instruments: Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda

HAZEL J. MALAPIT, KATHRYN SPROULE, CHIARA KOVARIK This paper describes the cognitive interviews undertaken in Bangladesh and Uganda in 2014 as part of the second round of pilots intended to refine the original version of the Women’s Empowerment in Agricultural Index (WEAI). The WEAI is a survey-based tool that assesses gendered empowerment in agriculture. Baseline >> Read more

NEW PUBLICATION: ILC Framing the Debate: Islamic inheritance laws and rural women

Land rights are particularly important for women’s empowerment and gender equality (…) but they continue to be systematically denied their rights to inheritance, especially in rural areas. The newest issue of ILC’s Framing the Debate series on Islamic inheritance laws and their impact on rural women in Muslim societies finds an interconnected mix of legal, educational, economic, >> Read more

EMPLOYMENT: WorldFish Gender Post-doc

WorldFish is looking for a bright, committed and high-achieving researcher for a national  Gender and Fish Breeding Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) position. As a national position it is open to Bangladesh or Malaysian citizens. The PDF would work closely with our genetics team and would be leading empirical studies in Bangladesh on gendered needs and preferences >> Read more

WEBINAR, August 24: Assessing Agricultural Technologies for their Impacts on Gender Roles and Nutrition

Designing and disseminating technologies through Agricultural Extension Services in a gender-responsive and nutrition-sensitive way can help extend the benefits of technologies like increased productivity, income, and food availability to both men and women. Join the Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) webinar to learn about a new methodology to assess the degree >> Read more

International Women’s Day 2016: Empowering women with data and evidence in Bangladesh

One of a researcher’s biggest fears is that research outputs go unread, gathering dust on people’s shelves before ending up in the recycling bin.  However, this fear was unfounded for our work on the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), which has gone from esoteric research tool to a widely-used data collection tool that has >> Read more