(New York, 23 September) - Against the backdrop of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, UN Women in partnership with the Government of Canada today launched the Global Knowledge Gateway for Women’s Economic Empowerment (www.empowerwomen.org). This open online platform seeks to re-vitalize women’s economic empowerment by building...Read more
The agriculture sector is underperforming in many developing countries, and one of the key reasons is that women do not have equal access to the resources and opportunities they need to be more productive. This report clearly confirms that the Millennium Development Goals on gender equality (MDG 3) and...
Recognizing the role of gender equality, key development organizations have engaged in a process of mainstreaming gender into agricultural development. The World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) have made some progress in their gender-mainstreaming strategies and have recently embarked on more action-oriented...Read more
This is the kick-off workshop for the research project “When and Why Do States Respond to Women's Claims? Understanding Gender-Egalitarian Policy Change in Asia”, funded by the Ford Foundation. The aim of the workshop is for the research teams from China, India, and Indonesia to discuss key issues related to the project and to develop a shared comparative methodology for the research. The...Read more
GAP partners have come together through their shared concerns at the urgent need for large-scale action on gender-based issues in agriculture, a need that brings together and transcends individual institutional efforts. Given the enormous and diverse scale of needs, it is crucial that GAP now focuses its collective energy on clearly defined priority areas, where the joined-up actions of the...Read more