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The number of women in executive government and in parliament worldwide has stagnated, with only marginal improvements since 2015, according to the data presented in the ...

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Posted on : 17/03/2017

The statistics on the matter are stark: women do the majority of the world’s work, but only 20% of landholders are women. Un- and underemployment both hit women harder, and the wage gap persists. Unpaid and caring labor remain “women’s work,” while formal sector employment is male-dominated.

The...

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Posted on : 08/03/2017

Women are the backbone of the rural economy, especially in developing countries.  They make up almost half of the world’s farmers, and over the last few decades, they have broadened their involvement in agriculture.  The number of female-headed households has also increased as more men have migrated to cities.  As the primary caregivers to families and communities, women provide food and...

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Posted on : 08/03/2017

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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Posted on : 07/03/2017

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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Posted on : 06/03/2017

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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Posted on : 13/02/2017

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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Posted on : 13/02/2017

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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Posted on : 19/01/2017

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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Posted on : 19/01/2017

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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Posted on : 16/01/2017

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