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Women We Love: 25 Influential Women in Food and Agriculture [News]

On average, women represent 43 percent of the world’s agricultural labor force and 47 percent of the global fisheries labor force, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). These hard-working women produce more than half of the world’s food, despite being less than half of the labor force. Additionally, women account for 60 to 80 percent of food production in developing...

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7/3/2017
STEP IT UP TOGETHER WITH RURAL WOMEN TO END HUNGER AND POVERTY [Event]

The world of work is changing, with significant implications for women, both in rural and urban settings. While globalization, rural transformation and technological advancement create opportunities for economic growth, enhanced food security and better nutrition, they also cause growing employment inequalities, unstable incomes and precarious livelihoods.

Gender equality and the...

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7/3/2017
STEP IT UP TOGETHER WITH RURAL WOMEN TO END HUNGER AND POVERTY [Event]

The world of work is changing, with significant implications for women, both in rural and urban settings. While globalization, rural transformation and technological advancement create opportunities for economic growth, enhanced food security and better nutrition, they also cause growing employment inequalities, unstable incomes and precarious livelihoods.

Gender equality and the...

Posted by gap admin
7/3/2017
International Women's Day campaigns call for bold change [News]

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Each year International Women's Day sees thousands of events - global gatherings, conferences, awards, exhibitions, festivals, fun runs, corporate events, concert performances, speaking events, online digital gatherings and more. Events are held by women's...

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6/3/2017
You are invited to become a Founding Member of the Gender in Aquaculture & Fisheries Section of the Asian Fisheries Society [News]

Join the new Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section of the Asian Fisheries Society and become part of a community of people committed to equitable and effective cooperation in research and practice on gender in aquaculture and fisheries issues!

We are proud to...

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13/2/2017
Measuring Gender-Transformative Change in Agriculture: A review of the literature and promising practices [Event]

Please join the IFPRI Gender Task Force for a webinar with WorldFish and CARE on Thursday, February 16, 9:00am-10:00am EST

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13/2/2017
Recognizing Women in Science in 2017 [News]

Less than 30% of researchers are women (UNESCO). In 2016, the United Nations declared February 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science in an effort to both engage and encourage greater participation of women and girls in the fields of science and technology.

Whether it is a lack of opportunity, gender stereotypes, gender biases, lack of access to education, or a...

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13/2/2017
A village's first female chief ended illegal logging with spies and checkpoints [News]

A main road through the district of Sedahan Jaya in western Borneo is just a ribbon of brown dirt. But that’s better than the muddy mess it used to turn into after heavy rains.

"The road was so bad when kids went to school, they came back with their legs covered...

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19/1/2017
A New Year’s Resolution for Men: Turn Up to Events on Gender [News]

As we begin a new year, researchers at CGD are looking forward to sharing new findings and policy proposals through our newsletters, podcasts, and publications. But one of our primary ways of communicating our work is through the events we host. Unfortunately, since the launch of CGD’s gender and development research program, we’ve noticed something about who attends what events, and it looks...

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19/1/2017
Women central to the global fishing industry [News]

According to Professor Siri Gerrard, little has been said about gender and gender perspectives in relation to the fishing industry in Norway the past fifteen years. She has studied fishing and the fisheries policy for more than forty years.

“But there’s a lot going on globally!” she says.

Scholars and world leaders are preoccupied with how important women in rural areas are for...

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16/1/2017

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