Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security


Gender justice and food security in India: A review [Document]

There is ample evidence to suggest a strong correlation between gender inequality and food and nutrition insecurity, yet the policy discourse around food and nutrition security in India has largely been gender-blind. This paper, based on a review of existing literature and emerging research, emphasizes the need to place gender justice at the center of all food and nutrition interventions, if...

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Final report of the UN High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment [Document]

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General established the High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment to bring together leaders from different constituencies—government, civil society, business and international organizations—to launch a shared global agenda that accelerates women’s economic participation and empowerment in support of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...

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Strategy for Inclusion and Visibility of Indigenous Women [Document]

This strategy crystalizes UN Women’s long-standing commitment to indigenous women. It serves as the organization’s first official frame of reference for bringing UN Women’s programming to scale in a coherent and consistent manner across the organization.

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) formulates recommendations to the United Nations (UN) System on ways...

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Listening to Women with GAP Patron Catherine Bertini - Flyer [Document]

In a video interview for the International Day of Rural Women 2016, Prof.Catherine Bertini offers her insights into the challenges facing rural women today, and ways of helping them to unleash their potential. 2003 World Food Prize laureate and former Executive Director of the World Food Programme, Bertini reminds us that a key challenge is for poor rural women worldwide to actually be...

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Presented on 22 September 2016 by the High-Level Panel (HLP) for Women’s Economic Empowerment today in the context of the UN General Assembly, the report, entitled "LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND - A Call to action for gender eauality and women's economic...

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Concept Note for GAP Webinar on Closing the gender data gap for agricultural policy and investment [Document]

The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the main contributions of key on-going initiatives to mainstream sex-disaggregated data and gender indicators in agriculture in national censuses and surveys, and to pilot and validate measures of women’s empowerment with particular reference to assets in agricultural development projects. The discussion will focus on (a) conceptual and methodological...

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The SILC+GTA facilitation manual: the Savings and Internal Lending Communities plus Gender-Transformative Approach (SILC+GTA) [Document]

The purpose of integrating a gender-transformative perspective into savings and internal lending communities (SILC) is to engage men in SILC group participation and support, and to improve gender relations and decision-making processes for enhanced group performance and financial investments. Savings-group programs have historically targeted women, as there is a long-standing assumption that...

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Measuring gender-transformative change: A review of literature and promising practices [Document]

Gender-transformative approaches aim to move beyond individual self-improvement among women and toward transforming the power dynamics and structures that serve to reinforce gendered inequalities. As defined by the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS), a gender-transformative approach to development goes beyond the "symptoms" of gender inequality to address "the social...

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Reducing rural women’s domestic workload through labour-saving technologies and practices toolkit [Document]

One of the three strategic objectives of the IFAD Policy on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment is “to achieve a more equitable balance in workloads and in the sharing of economic and social benefits”.

Rural women of all ages spend much of their day engaged in domestic chores, including collecting water and firewood, processing and preparing food, travelling and transporting, and...

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