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International Women’s Day 2018

“Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives


International Women’s Day 2018 by CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research on Exposure
(photo credit: S.Quinn / CIP)

The 2018 theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, was: “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. This theme inspired the CGIAR gender community to reflect on the role of gender research in transforming women’s lives in agriculture, aquaculture and natural resource management.

We were pleased to share perspectives from CGIAR leadership (Program and Center Directors), from Gender Research Coordinators, from several gender scientists engaging in field work, and from the CGIAR System Management Board.

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International Women’s Day: Self-help groups aid communication and empowerment in India

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The Small-Scale Fishers Guidelines

Promoting gender equity and equality through the small-scale fisheries guidelines: Experiences from multiple case studies

The SSF Guidelines acknowledge the roles of women in the small-scale fisheries value chain, the need for gender equity and equality in access to human well-being resources, and the need for equal gender participation in fisheries governance. They also offer practical guidance to implement practices that foster gender equity and strive for equality.

Bangladeshi women (photo credit: IFPRI)

How women’s empowerment shapes children’s schooling and nutrition

Improvements in the status of women has often been shown to have positive impacts on their children, with increased investments in schooling, nutrition, and health. Yet in order to best target policies and investments, it is important to understand the nuances in a particular context, to better target where improvements may have maximum impact.

Women and forestry: Drawing on decades of research

In celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March! For decades, researchers have studied the impacts of gender on the rights of men and women in forestry. Yet as the world acts on climate and development goals, much of this research is only now coming to the surface.

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International Women’s Day 2018

“Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives International Women’s Day 2018 by CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research on Exposure (photo credit: S.Quinn / CIP) The 2018 theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, was: “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. This theme inspired the CGIAR gender community to reflect on the role…

Ana Rivera (photo credit: A. Popescu / CCAFS)

Women take the lead on climate-smart agriculture

For this year’s International Women’s Day, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security took the opportunity to talk to two Colombian farmers in Cauca Climate-Smart Villages to find out how climate-smart agriculture fit into their lives.

CIMMYT promotes gender awareness in agriculture research and development in Ethiopia

Gender awareness and gender-sensitive approaches are slowly spreading into agricultural research, extension, and policy in Ethiopia. An initiative led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is helping to drive evidence-based approaches to foster gender equality and include it in mainstream agricultural research.