In response to the persistent inequalities of women in farming despite decades of development assistance, Team Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security at Sida Headquarters (Sweden) initiated a thematic evaluation of how gender issues are tackled in Sida-supported agricultural programs.
This brief publication highlights why Equality Means Business, providing context for the "Women Empowerment Principles" initiative and outlining each of the Principles in more detail. Additionally, it highlights current business practices that advance the WEPs and companies’ goals, summarizes reporting tips to help any business get started on the path, provides facts and figures and defines gender terms.
Advancing Women’s Leadership and Advocacy for AIDS Action is a four-year, Ford Foundation-funded initiative designed to equip and empower a cadre of women from around the world with the knowledge and skills to strengthen and lead the global response to AIDS. This manual presents a scaled-down adaptation of the training curriculum used in the project’s workshops.
This article explains that the task of finding water consumes so much time that a girl or woman often has little to no time to finish their education, focus on domestic duties and find other job opportunities.
To further advance the Obama Administration's commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment, the Administration has developed this strategy to prevent and respond more effectively to gender-based violence globally. The purpose of the strategy is to establish a government-wide approach that identifies, coordinates, integrates, and leverages current efforts and resources.
This report focuses on one dimension of gender inequality that is often related to other aspects of disadvantage. This report was initiated as a companion to the world development report (WDR) 2013 on jobs and builds on key findings and frameworks from both the report and the preceding WDR 2012 on gender equality and development.
The Index is a significant innovation in its field and aims to increase understanding of the connections between women’s empowerment, food security, and agricultural growth. It measures the roles and extent of women’s engagement in the agriculture sector.
The Intervention Guide for the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) provides guidance to donors and implementers of agricultural market development programs on how to translate into practice the evidence and insights gained from the WEAI survey results.
This document provides guidance on how development practitioners can ensure that gender is thoughtfully and meaningfully considered throughout the life of a project.
This is an infographic on how Peace Corps promotes gender in food security.