Call for Applications: 2018 Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program

The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for our Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program. The program goals are to 1) Enhance effectiveness and expertise of mid-career practitioners from Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa to advance women’s land rights and 2) Strengthen the network of women’s >> Read more

Call for nominations: Women Transforming India Awards 2017

NITI Aaoyg, United Nations India and MyGov are pleased to invite you to the Women Transforming India Awards 2017: Breaking the Glass Ceiling. Women Transforming India Awards are given to women who are influencing positive change and breaking glass ceilings. We are looking for achievers, inspirational women - both young and experienced - change-makers, community leaders >> Read more

EVENT: Learning for Gender Integration Evaluation Event Series

From December 2016 to February 2017, Lutheran World Relief, Cultural Practice, LLC (CP) and several peer agencies evaluated the Learning for Gender Integration (LGI) projects in India, Uganda, and Nicaragua using a combination of two participatory, qualitative methodologies, Most Significant Change and PhotoVoice, to capture nuanced changes in food security and gender inequalities. Staff from >> Read more

Gender Seminar @ IFPRI: Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and Climate Resilient Agriculture

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 2:00pm-3:00pm EST Presented by Ms. Reema Nanavaty, Director, Economic and Rural Development, Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), Ahmedabad, India Please join us virtually. GoToMeeting instructions provided below.  Abstract:  The Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) is a member based organization of poor self-employed women, with a membership of over 2 million across 15 states >> 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

EVENT: Gender Just Food and Nutrition Security in India

Reposted from the India Food Security Portal.  The India Food Security Portal is organizing a second national conference on ‘Gender Just Food and Nutrition Security in India’ on August 29, 2016 at the Indian Habitat Centre in New Delhi as a follow-up to an event on ‘Gender Just Food Security’ that was organized by IFPRI on December 14-15, 2015 >> Read more

CALL FOR PAPERS: India, Gender & Food Security Papers

CALL FOR POLICY BRIEFS/SHORT PAPERS Open Window:  12 MAY 2016 – 27 MAY 2016 The India Food Security Portal,facilitated by IFPRI, is organizing a one day workshop on Gender and Food Security in India to be held on August 29 in New Delhi. As noted in a recent blog, women’s participation in food production often goes unrecorded but >> Read more

Missing: The Forgotten Women in India’s Climate Plans — new film from CDKN

New film from the Climate & Knowledge Development Network: Missing: The forgotten women in India's climate plans With a rapidly changing climate that is already having massive impacts on Indian people’s daily lives, the absence of policies and plans supporting millions of working women in their ability to deal with these new challenges needs to >> Read more

Gender Methods Seminar today: Measuring Women’s Empowerment in Rural India Using Vignettes

Slides from the presentation are available at the end of this post. Abstract: Many development projects have empowerment as one of their goals or as a means to achieve other development goals. Yet, the measurement of empowerment has proved very difficult and is riddled with technical and conceptual problems. Current approaches to measurement of empowerment rely >> Read more