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VIDEO: Interviews with Gender Research thought leaders

Following the recent transformative gender reserach dialogue, 'Building Coalitions, Creating Change', held by WorldFish in Penang, Malaysia, the dialogue participants shared their inputs in a semi formal interview.

Women have nothing to do with fish, or do they?

This is the second installment of a three-part series of blogs about the challenges that face the people of Malaita in the Solomon Islands, and the steps they are taking to secure their future in partnership with WorldFish and local organizations.
 

Building Coalitions, Creating Change: An Agenda for Gender Transformative Research in Development

There is compelling evidence that increased gender equity can make a significant contribution towards alleviating poverty and increasing food security. But past efforts to integrate gender into agricultural research and development practice have failed to address the inequalities that limit women’s access to agricultural inputs, markets, resources and advice. A Gender Transformative Approach (GTA) goes beyond just considering the symptoms of gender inequality, and addresses the social norms, attitudes, behaviors and social systems that underlie them.

Iceboxes help women fish retailers find profits

A group of women fish retailers in the Egyptian region of Shakshouk near Fayoum are realizing better profits from the sale after of their fish due to the acquisition of iceboxes.  Iceboxes help them keep their fish fresh in the market, allowing them to sell more stock each day.

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Reflections on Gender Transformative Research

Stephen reflects on a recent workshop on the new approach to gender research, transforming agricultural development.

Social transformation to end gender inequalities

Despite 40 years of gender being on the development agenda, inequalities have persisted which are greatly hampering progress in reducing poverty and food insecurity. A rethink is needed in how agricultural research and development addresses gender, with a new focus on approaches that challenge the norms and power relations that enable social inequalities to exist and persist. This was the consensus among participants at a recent workshop organised by WorldFish to discuss new approaches to integrating gender in agricultural development.

Rural women farmers play vital role in eradicating poverty and hunger

Jessore, Bangladesh (4-5 November 2012).
 
Rural women play a major role in improving the overall well being of their households and communities by achieving food and nutrition security, generating income, and improving rural livelihoods.
 
However, they face various constraints which hamper their efforts to uplift their lives and those around them.
 

Reflections on Gender Transformative Research

For any organization trying to decide how best to achieve development impact, a good place to start is with a ‘Theory of Change’, or ToC. Formally defined as “a statement of the interconnected causal pathways that describe the types of interventions that bring about desired outcomes”, a ToC can be more plainly said to be a description of what you need to do to make a difference.
 

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