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

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/

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

NEWS: Gates Foundation announces $80 million commitment to close gender data gaps

THE BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $80 MILLION COMMITMENT TO CLOSE GENDER DATA GAPS AND ACCELERATE PROGRESS FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS New initiative will promote gender equality and support the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals SEATTLE/COPENHAGEN (May 17, 2016) – In her keynote speech today at the Women Deliver conference in >> Read more

Combatting inequality with information: How gender and environment data can promote gender inclusion in the Sustainable Development Goals

CSW 2016 NGO Parallel Event Please join IUCN Global Gender Office, with speakers from Conservation International, Sierra Club, and World Resources Institute in presenting new data and case studies relating to implementation, monitoring, and accountability for the SDGs. Panelists will present new data and case studies relating to implementation, monitoring, and accountability for the Sustainable Development Goals. The event will take place >> Read more

Making sense of land, statistics, and gender

Making sense of land, statistics, and gender (pdf) is a new infographic from the Gender and Land Rights database (GLRD) of the FAO and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM). The infographic explores the correct use of land ownership statistics (ownership understood in a broad sense beyond individual property rights) and highlights how gender >> Read more

Launch of new World Bank Gender Data Portal

The World Bank Group relaunched its popular Gender Data Portal, comprising current and historical data on topics ranging from health and education to jobs, assets, and political participation—all broken down by sex. The Bank Group is also launching its Little Data Book on Gender 2016 alongside new online tables—to be updated quarterly—linked to the latest World Development Indicators, making it easier than ever >> Read more