Gender

Apr 23
Global Communities, USAID Resiliency in Northern Ghana project

CP Awarded New Contracts from Global Communities, International Development Research Centre, and Others

 2018 is shaping up to be a busy year for Cultural Practice, LLC, with new contracts from International Development Research Centre, Global Communities, Mercy Corps, and Winrock International. Cultural Practice, LLC (CP) started a new activity in February under a subcontract with Global Communities for the Resilience in Northern Ghana Project […] Continue reading

Mar 22
Women in Water Tanzania

Women, Water, and Nature-based Solutions

3.6 billion people now live in areas that can experience a month or more of water scarcity annually. The authors of the 2018 edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report warn that the figure could increase to almost 6 billion people by 2050. The report, launched this week during […] Continue reading

Mar 08
Women with a Farmer Producer Organization in India

5 paths to SDG 5: breaking down barriers to women’s empowerment

Today is the 2018 International Women’s Day. Its theme, from the United Nations, is Time is NOW: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives. On this day we acknowledge and support activists and their work, and re-energize efforts to reach the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Number 5: “To […] Continue reading

Feb 26
Agricultural Extension: Women at market in Ghana

Gender-inclusive, market-oriented extension: where do we go from here?

This blog was originally posted on the Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) Community of Practice website.  Ten years ago, the global food price crisis dramatically highlighted how food systems are dynamically interconnected. The crisis also revealed how serious gender disparities can exacerbate the precariousness of women farmers who face economic, social, […] Continue reading

Feb 14

To Be or Not to Be?

I did it. For years I’ve been saying I would do it but just hadn’t. And then I decided to take the plunge and I’m wondering why I did it at all. This is a story about my big con – what I did, why I did it, and what […] Continue reading

Feb 09
Gender-Responsive research Bangladesh

Doritos and Gender-Responsive Research

If you spend much time on social media, especially Twitter, you’ve probably heard about the “Lady Doritos” controversy. NPR reported on an interview Indra Nooyi, the CEO of PepsiCo, had with Freakonomics, where she spoke about designing snacks for women since women might not want to “crunch too loudly in […] Continue reading

Dec 22
Ending gender-based violence workshop

A Participatory Process to Confront Gender-Based Violence

During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, held annually from November 25th to December 10th, people around the globe discuss how to stop violence against women and girls. GBV also affects men and boys, regardless of their gender identity and sexual orientation. GBV is a perverse abuse […] Continue reading

Nov 09
GREAT agriculture course

Looking back, moving forward: Developing the GREAT curriculum

  This post was originally published on GREAT Agriculture.  It was in May 2014 that I first got involved in what has become the Gender-Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation program or GREAT. I’d been invited to a gathering of diverse supporters of gender integration into agricultural research including academics […] Continue reading

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

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