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Three myths about rural women

To mark the International Day of Rural Women, a hard look at some common misconceptions.

The exponential effects of empowering teenage girls

On July 11, 2016, the international community observes  World Population Day, and this year’s theme is “Investing in teenage girls.” Evidence has shown that empowering adolescent girls can break the cycle of poverty for themselves and for their…

Assets: Key to Prosperity

IFPRI Senior Research Fellow summarizes key findings from the first phase of the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project and their implications for agricultural research and development.

Investigating gender dynamics in irrigation

More than 150 participants gathered at a series of workshops in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania to discuss how to improve gender parity in irrigation, focusing on identifying key guiding questions for policy makers and practitioners.

Developing a nutrition-sensitive pro-WEAI

The following post by Jessica Heckert and Sunny Kim was originally published on the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange blog. Since the launch of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture…

Water, jobs, and women: The invisible links

The theme for this year’s World Water Day—“water and jobs”— is intended to draw attention to the often invisible role of water in creating and supporting jobs, and how better water supplies could create better jobs.  Nowhere is this more applicable…