May 02
Photos from the LWR methodology workshop.

Stories and Photos: Giving Power to Participants

What do food and gender issues have to do with each other? Quite a lot. But you might not know that without using innovative evaluation methods that allow local voices to take center stage. In a recent TOPS-funded evaluation of a food security project with Lutheran World Relief (LWR) we […] Continue reading

Feb 07

Putting On (and Taking Off) Your Gender Lens

I have always been bothered by how we talk about adopting a gender perspective or using a gender lens. The language does not suggest the permanency I would like. We can take off those glasses. We can change our perspective. And of course, if you haven’t had metaphorical Lasik surgery, […] Continue reading

Sep 14

How do Agricultural Technologies Impact Gender Roles and Nutrition?

On August 24, Cultural Practice, LLC (CP) led a webinar on a new methodology for assessing the degree to which agricultural technologies are gender-responsive in terms of their design, use, and dissemination. CP presented the Technology Assessment approach developed under the Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) project […] Continue reading

Jul 18

Starting a Gender Working Group?: Cultural Practice’s top 10 questions to ask yourself to make sure you’re headed in the right direction

So you’ve decided to form a gender working group (GWG). You’re not alone. With the renewed attention to gender equality and women’s equality from donors and the development community, many organizations are finding they need to be more proactive about addressing gender inequalities in their programs and in their workplaces. […] Continue reading

Jul 05

The Intervention Guide for the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) 2.0

Launched in 2012, Feed the Future’s Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) provides “a standard measure for capturing women’s empowerment and inclusion levels in the agriculture sector” (IFPRI). The introduction of the WEAI prompted practitioners to think more intentionally about how agricultural programs can develop interventions using the domains in […] Continue reading

Jun 06

New Gender-Focused Agriculture and Health Publications

Published in May 2016, CP Co-Director Deborah Rubin’s discussion paper “Qualitative Methods for Gender Research in Agricultural Development” describes the use of qualitative approaches to illuminate gender relations in agricultural development research and project implementation. This discussion paper was produced as a part of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, […] Continue reading

Apr 07

‘Hands-on’ Learning through the CP Practicum Experience

Completing semester-long practicums with Cultural Practice, LLC (CP) two SIT Graduate Institute Master’s candidates, Christelle Domerçant and Daniel Morris, accomplished what at first might have seemed like unsurmountable tasks.  Working with CP supervisors who steered them along their learning pathways both Domerçant and Morris honed their technical skills in monitoring […] Continue reading

Nov 04

Women and Health: Reflections on the Beijing+20 Platform for Action

Inequalities between men and women and among women are barriers for women to attain the highest standard of health. Addressing those inequalities and securing women’s equal right to and control over their health throughout the life cycle are critical for ensuring women lead healthy and productive lives. These arguments made […] Continue reading

Oct 20

Guiding your Gender Integration Process: Helping you get where you want to go

In recent years donors have required organizations to demonstrate their commitment, approach, and capacity to address differences and inequalities between men, women, boys, and girls in their programs. This shift has motivated some organizations to take a closer look at their projects and workplace dynamics to assess their level of […] Continue reading

Sep 30

Women’s Economic Progress in the 20 Years Since Beijing Has Bright Spots, Shadows

Experts in gender, labor, and inclusive development gathered Tuesday at Nathan Associates to assess women’s economic progress in the 20 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was hammered out in 1995. Moderator Louise Williams, a Principal Associate in Nathan’s international trade practice, asked three panelists to share their views on […] Continue reading

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