Caitlin Nordehn

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

Aug 04

Inclusion, Infiltration, and Innovation: The Disabled Women’s Movement 20 years after Beijing and 25 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act

The UN Conference in Beijing in 1995, called the birthplace of the disabled women’s movement, assembled the first international network of disabled women advocating for disabled women’s rights. Since then the concerns of women with disabilities have been woven into policies, including the Beijing Platform for Action. Yet, the development […] Continue reading

Jul 28

From Aspiration to Transformation: Meaningful Progress in Women, Peace, and Security in the Next 20 Years

Fifteen years ago, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 to promote women’s participation in peace negotiations and operations, protection of women from sexual and gender-based violence, and prevention of violence against women. These principles have inspired official policies—also called national action plans (NAPs)—in 50 countries and counting. Yet, […] Continue reading

May 13

Lutheran World Relief and Land O’Lakes Launch Two New Gender Integration Tools

There is no one-size-fits all approach to gender integration. This is the clear message of two new gender integration tools launched this spring at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC: Lutheran World Relief’s (LWR) 2014 Storybook: INGO Experience with Gender Integration and Land O’Lakes’ Integrating Gender throughout a Project’s Life […] Continue reading

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