Event, March 22: Strengthening women’s participation in fisheries management: Lessons from Ghana

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Takeaways from twenty years of gender and rural development research at IFPRI: Closing gender gaps in agriculture through property rights and governance

The following blog by IFPRI gender experts Sophie Theis, Agnes Quisumbing, and Ruth Meinzen-Dick is the second in a four-part series leading up to the Policy Seminar on "Beijing +20 and Beyond: How Gender Research Is Changing the Landscape of Food Policy," to be held on October 14, 2015 at IFPRI's Washington, DC headquarters. This >> Read more

Gender-sensitive governance e-course offered February-March 2015

This free web-based course provides participants with a general grounding in the current concepts of governance from a gender perspective and offers some examples and resources for applying these within key governance institutions, with a focus on governments. Note - this is the third in-take for this course. Previous sessions were run in September and >> Read more

New online course on gender-sensitive governance: what does it look like and how can we work towards it?’

This free web-based course offered by BRIDGE, Institute of Development Studies, and the Gender Hub provides participants with a general grounding in the current concepts of governance from a gender perspective and offers some examples and resources for applying these within key governance institutions, with a focus on governments. Course objectives: Why does gender matter for governance? How >> Read more

Publication: Governing Land for Women and Men. Gender and Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Land and other Natural Resources NEW

Source: FAO, Land Tenure Working Paper 19, (Elizabeth Daley and Clara Mi-young Park) Summary: Summary: Includes gender, government of tenure and the Voluntary Guidelines; key analytical issues and themes; regional summary; conclusions for the Voluntary Guidelines. Date: February 2011 Download the full paper (PDF 2.2MB) from the FAO website

News: An Uncompromising Woman

By DANIEL BERGNER (NYT) The Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is trying to lift her country — ravaged by war, rape, corruption and hopelessness — by lifting up its women. Read the article

Event (BERLIN): 1ST ANNUAL WOMEN ADVANCEMENT FORUM – AFRICA 2010

ABN GLOBAL EVENTS South Africa in association with ABN Nigeria and their global partners are pleased to invite you/your nominations to a Female Gender Forum. Theme: WOMEN ADVANCEMENT: THE ACTUALISATION OF MDGs. Venue: HOTEL PALACE, Berlin, Germany. Date: 19-28 September, 2010 OBJECTIVES 1) Perceptions on women’s participation in politics 2) Opinions and suggestions on possible ways active participation >> Read more

Publication: Gender & Governance in Bangladesh

On May 26-27, the Bangladesh Ministry of Food and Disaster Management will convene the Bangladesh Food Security Investment Forum 2010, which will be inaugurated by Bangladesh’s Honorable Prime Minister Sheik Hasina. The Forum is hosted by the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh with the support of the United States Agency for International Development, >> Read more

Publication: (World Bank) Economic Opportunities for Women in the East Asia and Pacific Region

Economic Opportunities for Women in the East Asia and Pacific Region By Amanda Ellis, Daniel Kirkwood, and Dhruv Malhotra This book brings together data and available evidence on the constraints that female entrepreneurs in the East Asia and the Pacific Region region face with regard to: access to assets, business regulations and governance issues, and >> Read more

News: Nigeria’s only queen in a land of kings

Kunbwada, Nigeria (CNN) -- In a region ruled by kings, the people in the Nigerian village of Kunbwada are celebrating their Queen. They say a curse means any man who attempts to be king in this community will die mysteriously. That makes Queen Hajia Ahmed of Kunbwada the only traditional woman ruler in conservative Northern >> Read more