How many of us want to address gender in our work, but when it comes down to the specifics, aren’t quite sure how? Join the discussion- help us develop a series of collaborative questions to investigate gender in agricultural water management projects.
Irrigation technology schemes can dramatically improve crop yields, but evidence from Ghana suggests that women are not adopting them. What changes should be made to encourage gender equality in the employment of new irrigation technology?
In order to understand how women participate in water governance, it is crucial to identify and then challenge our assumptions about women's involvement with both formal and informal community-based resource governance systems. This "Science on the pulse" draws on recent literature to clarify the challenges and consider new directions in women's participation in water governance.
A series of three workshops in Africa closes out our discussion on improving gender parity in irrigation. With a specific focus on identifying questions that would help policymakers and practitioners understand the issue, they created a gender-irrigation diagnostic checklist to guide design, development, and management in communities.
Not everything is what it seems – especially women’s access to resources in eastern Sudan. In conservative societies, it is easy to make vastly wrong assumptions about women’s positions based on observations of their daily routines or living situations.
The call for International Women’s Day 2016 asks people to Pledge for Parity. While parity is a noble goal, achieving it will require knowing how and women and girls have less access to resources like land. How can researchers help?
In Northern Ghana, through a series of field visits and focus group discussions, we spoke with local community members about small reservoirs and how they affect both genders differently. Here are three interesting lessons that we learned.
Matrilineal societies are widespread in Southern Africa. But what happens in them? Is there equal access to land between the sexes? What are incentives for women and men to invest in higher land productivity?
Recent experience across the developing world leaves no doubt that secure land rights for women is a fundamental requirement for ensuring that land management is sustainable and equitable. Plenty of evidence shows that, with secure rights, women are more likely to plant trees and take other actions that enhance ecosystems.