Gender

Jul 18

Gender and Technology: A New Toolkit for Agricultural Technology Assessments

In the steeps hills of Nepal, visitors soon notice that there are few men to be seen. Many have migrated for work: according to the Department of Foreign Employment, in 2014/15 men accounted for 95% of the estimated 500,000 permits issued to labor migrants in Nepal. In men’s absence, rural women […] Continue reading

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 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

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

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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