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

The zombie myth on women’s contribution to agriculture and control of income

Does this sound familiar? “Women provide 66% of the work, produce 50% of the food, but earn only 10% of the income and own 1% of the property. We can change this.” Today in the Washington Post, the Fact Checker unravels the backstory of this "zombie statistic" on women's share of income and property. All of the >> Read more