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

BLOG: Mapping The Chain: Looking Beyond Production For Inclusive Agriculture Development

In a new blogpost on Microlinks, "Mapping The Chain: Looking Beyond Production For Inclusive Agriculture Development," Krista Jacobs and Jenn Williamson share some good insights reflecting on Feed the Future's first phase. A key lesson learned from the first five years of Feed the Future is that providing access to inputs or knowledge of agriculture production >> Read more

International Rural Women’s Day: Three myths about rural women

Despite the good intentions behind them, gender myths promote an image of women as either victims or saviors. Building policies and programs on these myths can do more harm than good. In celebration of International Rural Women's Day, let's get the facts straight, and recommit to recognizing women as producers, entrepreneurs, and partners with men. Our >> Read more

EVENT: The Birdsall House Conference on Women Nov 2-3

  The Birdsall House Conference Series on Women will hold a two day conference on November 2-3 to identify and bring attention to leading research and scholarly findings on women's empowerment in the fields of development economics, behavioral economics, and political economy. On November 2nd, academics, private sector representatives, and policymakers will discuss the potential of >> Read more

New UN Women Flagship Programme Initiative: Better Production and Use of Gender Statistics for Evidence-Based Localization of the SDGs

Better Production and Use of Gender Statistics for Evidence-Based Localization of the SDGs (brief) is one of UN Women’s Flagship Programming Initiatives designed to ensure that UN Women can deliver on the SDGs. This Programme will support governments to improve the production of gender statistics to monitor SDGs, inform policy and ensure accountability. Data and statistics >> Read more

EVENT: Launch of a Public-Private Partnership to Support Gender-Responsive SDGs Monitoring and Accountability

UN Women’s new Flagship Programme Initiative "Making Every Woman and Girl Count" is holding an official launch event on Wednesday 21 September, from 1:15pm to 2:30pm in the ECOSOC Chamber at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Please see the attached event flyer for further details about the event and our featured guest speakers. For those unable to attend, remote participation will be possible via >> Read more

WEBINAR: Gender in Agriculture Partnership: Closing the gender data gap for agricultural policy and investment

View the original announcement here.  Date: 4 October 2016 Time: 15.30 CET (Rome); Duration: 1.5 hours max Women represent, on average, 43 percent of the global agricultural labour force, and considerably more in many developing countries (FAO, 2011). Yet, we lack basic data on what women do in agricultural value chains, their access to resources, technology, >> Read more

EMPLOYMENT: East Africa Gender Data Research with DataShift

Call for researchers: East Africa Gender Data Research DataShift is seeking researchers to assess gender data availability, quality and comparability in Kenya and Tanzania; related to SDG 5 and other related targets and indicators in the SDGs framework. Interested? Read the full terms of reference and apply by 31 August 2016. http://civicus.org/thedatashift/news/call-for-researchers-east-africa-gender-data-research/

WEBINAR: June 21, The WEAI Intervention Guide and the Gender Integration Framework

Presenter(s): Lindsey Jones-Renaud, ACDI/VOCA; Krista Jacobs, USAID; Jenn Williamson, ACDI/VOCA June 21, 2016 - 9:00am - 10:30am The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) is a fantastic data collection tool, but what happens after you’ve learned about the findings from the report? How can you turn that knowledge into action? Join this webinar to talk about two resources that can help >> Read more

PRESENTATION: Gender, Agriculture, and the Environment: From “Zombie Facts” to Evidence

Four "zombie myths" continue to haunt us in the field of gender and agriculture. This presentation looks at the evidence on women and i) the feminization of poverty, ii) food production, iii) land ownership, and iv) proclivity to environmental stewardship. Presented by Ruth Meinzen-Dick at Penn State University, June 2016. For more information about IFPRI's Gender >> Read more