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 publication: Rural Women and Empowerment Topic Guide

The Rural Women and Empowerment Topic Guide is now published and available at: http://www.evidenceondemand.info/topic-guide-womens-empowerment-in-a-changing-agricultural-and-rural-context It was prepared through the Evidence on Demand information hub (http://www.evidenceondemand.info/homepage.aspx) for DFID livelihood officers, but can be a resource for a wider audience working in rural areas.  There are 5 sections and links to further gender related resources 1.   >> Read more

In celebration of International Day of Rural Women: Seven reasons rural women are key to climate adaptation

Originally posted on IFPRI.org: http://www.ifpri.org/blog/un-international-day-rural-women We know more and more about what our planet faces as climate change intensifies and greenhouse gas emissions lead us on a probably irreversible path of global warming and uncertain rainfall patterns, at least for the next four decades. As policymakers prepare for another round of climate change negotiations in December in >> Read more