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The critical role of women in avoiding a Covid-19 “food pandemic” in sub-Saharan Africa

By Gaudiose Mujawamariya Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, Jun 24 2020 (IPS) – As infections with Covid-19 appear to be intensifying in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), fears of severe food shortages have prompted experts to warn that the region may be “on the brink of a hunger pandemic.” Efforts are intensifying to rally a major global response. But averting what some experts believe…

Safeguarding Gender Integration In Research During The Covid-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis is unprecedented in its rapid transition from a localized public health emergency to a global calamity. This pandemic is shaping up to be an economic, political, and social watershed, accompanied by increased poverty and a potential… The post Safeguarding Gender Integration In Research During The Covid-19 Pandemic appeared first on CGIAR.

Safeguarding gender integration in research during the COVID-19 pandemic

How can researchers ensure that studies inform inclusive COVID-19 responses and that data collection during the pandemic avoids further marginalization? The post Safeguarding gender integration in research during the COVID-19 pandemic appeared first o… The post Safeguarding gender integration in research during the COVID-19 pandemic appeared first on CGIAR.

Women in science are battling both Covid-19 and the patriarchy

The pandemic has worsened longstanding sexist and racist inequalities in science pushing many of us to say ‘I’m done’, write 35 female scientists. Successful female scientists are, by definition, resilient. We have overcome well-documented barriers throughout our lives: discouragement by teachers, family and society to pursue careers in STEM fields; a lack of role models; hostile and sometimes abusive work environments; disproportionate domestic…

Gender Implications for EAS during COVID-19

by Rebecca Witinok-Huber The social impacts of COVID-19 have important implications to food security and, like many other social and environmental calamities, are not gender or spatially neutral. In many regions across the world, deep-rooted gender norms that devalue women’s unpaid domestic labor burdens also marginalize the health, nutrition, and decision-making power of women and girls. In 2017, FAO reported that women account for nearly 60% of…

Virtual Event – What do we need for a gender-sensitive Covid-19 response in agriculture and food security? Insights from research and practice

May 21, 2020 – 09:30 am to 10:45 am EDT Kenya India Policy Seminar Food Security Food Prices Gender Globalization Meeting the SDGs Virtual Event – What do we need… The post Virtual Event – What do we need for a gender-sensitive Covid-19 response in agriculture and food security? Insights from research and practice appeared first on CGIAR.