Wikigender Connect: January-March 2016
In addition, the gender team at the OECD Development Centre organised a high-level event on 9 March on “2030 Agenda: Gender Equality, Social Norms and Inclusive Growth“. See the photos of the event below:
A side event was also organised on 15 March on “Tracking social norm change in the SDGs at the country level: data for evidence-based policymaking in favour of gender equality in Uganda” during the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
The UNESCO eAtlas of Gender Inequality in Education
To mark International Women’s Day 2016, UNESCO released the eAtlas of Gender Inequality in Education, prepared by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. The report provides new evidence of gender gaps in education despite significant progress made over the past 20 years. 16 million girls between the ages 6 and 11 will never start school compared to 8 million boys.
A new infographic by the Gender and Land Rights database (GLRD) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) explores the correct use of land ownership statistics (ownership understood in a broad sense beyond individual property rights) and highlights how gender can influence land rights.
News from the Land Portal
Blog: Women’s Land Rights Can Help Grow Food Security
This blog post by Jolyne Sanjak, Chief Program Officer of Landesa, focuses on the interlinkages between land rights, and women’s land rights in particular, and food security.
Video: interview with Bettie Fortuin
Watch the interview with Bettie Fortuin, farm worker in South Africa representing the Women on Farms Project at the World Forum on Access to Land 2016 in Valencia, Spain.
IPS articles on gender
- Women Benefit From Simple Economic Ventures (01.04.2016)
- Debunking Stereotypes: Which Women Matter in the Fight Against Extremism? (06.04.2016)
- Understanding the Role of Social Protection in Advancing Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment: Towards Sustainable Poverty Reduction
- Enhancing the potential of family farming for poverty reduction and food security through gender-sensitive rural advisory services
See all recent publications from the FAO on gender here.
Featured Articles on FAO’s Gender website
- International agencies in Rome together commemorate Women’s Day
- Stories, successes, and results for rural women’s economic empowerment: joint UN programme gathers speed
- Empowering Koinadugu women farmers in Sierra Leone
See all the latest featured articles from the FAO here
Updates from the FAO’s Dimitra Project
Learn more about the FAO’s Dimitra project a participatory information and communication project which contributes to improving the visibility of rural populations, women in particular. Read the most recent newsletter and watch a video on how the Dimitra project in Niger is helping women access water and land to increase food security and decrease rural poverty.
See the latest articles published on Wikigender:
- Women on corporate boards
- Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
- Maternity leave, paternity leave and parental leave
- UN Security Council Resolution 1325
- Sustainable Development Goal 5
- The Millennium Development Goals
- Social norms
Access to water and land: Dimitra clubs in Niger
This short video shows how the FAO Dimitra Clubs in Niger have been crucial in ensuring women’s access to land and water, while contributing to nutrition, food security, gender equality and reducing rural poverty at the same time. The transformative approach of the Dimitra Clubs induces behavioural changes in various aspects of daily life for individuals, households and communities in rural areas. Dimitra Clubs are groups of rural women and men who voluntarily decide to get organized to discuss their development challenges, find solutions and take collective action in an effort to improve their livelihoods and take control of their own lives.
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