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Gender and change in the spotlight: Report of the 4th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries

Fishery changes, caused by modernization and mechanization, globalization and environmental disasters, shift the working spaces, continually destroy and create jobs and livelihoods, and bring greater overlaps in women’s and men’s roles in the household, factory and market place.

“Gender and fisheries studies, therefore, are increasingly addressing these changes and how...

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Posted on : 03/12/2013
Equal access to resources and power for food security in the face of climate change

Source: UNFAO

The infographic describes the links between food security, gender and climate change. It gives the analytical framework of the Gender and climate...

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Posted on : 29/11/2013
Seeds of New Gender Dynamics

One of the challenges with the introduction of promising, new agricultural technologies is understanding at whose cost agriculture is made more productive and profitable, and whether men and women benefit equitably.

 “Agricultural intensification and development are inextricably bound up in social and gendered processes,” says Johanna Bergman Lodin, who has spent years researching the...

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Posted on : 28/11/2013
Reducing the gender gap in access to ICT: some African initiatives towards change

In March of this year, the ITU and UNESCO-sponsored Broadband Commission for Digital Development met in Mexico City to endorse a new report coordinated by UNESCO, entitled ‘Technology, Broadband and...

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Posted on : 25/11/2013

Development experts these days will, to a man and woman, insist that we need to do more to empower (poor) women in developing countries. A particularly popular target are the women who grow most of the food their families and communities, and their cities and nations, are consuming. Such ‘gender focus’ is all the rage in agricultural research for development circles.

So far, so good,...

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Posted on : 14/11/2013
Women in motion

Women play an important role in the global ricesector as both paid and unpaid family labor. Inmany parts of Asia, women contribute at least half of the total labor input in rice production, performing backbreaking tasks such as transplanting and weeding. After harvest, it is usually the women who take care of seed storage and processing of rice (drying, milling...

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Posted on : 03/11/2013
Empowering Women Legal Rights and Economic Opportunities in Africa

Expanding opportunities for women is of intrinsic value. It is also instrumental in fostering development. Realizing the potential of all people is needed to ensure growth, productivity, and a vibrant society. Empowering Women: Legal Rights and Economic Opportunities in Africa brings new data and analysis to recommend how best to move this agenda forward.
Strengthening the incentives and...

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Posted on : 03/11/2013
Gender transformative approaches and value chain development

Source: CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish

The current widespread recognition of the importance of integrating gender into development is reflected in the growing prominence of gender strategies for research and development organizations, the emergence of compelling approaches for gender integration, and...

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Posted on : 16/10/2013
The Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP) held a successful side event during the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) held from7 to 11 October 2013. The meeting brought together gender experts and stakeholders from all areas of...
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Posted on : 15/10/2013

Source: UNRISD

UNRISD’s programme of research on the gender dimensions of development has expanded with the launch of a new project that explores when and...

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Posted on : 15/10/2013


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