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CALL FOR PAPERS: India, Gender & Food Security Papers


Open Window:  12 MAY 2016 – 27 MAY 2016

The India Food Security Portal,facilitated by IFPRI, is organizing a one day workshop on Gender and Food Security in India to be held on August 29 in New Delhi. As noted in a recent blog, women’s participation in food production often goes unrecorded but is critical to ensuring access and utilization of food in India. For this reason, a workshop entitled “Gender-Just Food Security” was held in December in Gujarat; for a summary of those discussions, visit our blog.  For this follow-up event, we plan to carry those discussions forward and bring together national policy makers, researchers, donors and implementers to present the most recent evidence on gender and food security in India that will contribute to the ongoing local policy debate.

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Two employment Opportunities: UN Women/Oxfam and FAO

The 2006 IASC Gender Handbook is due for an update, as was recently done for its sister publication, the GBV Guidelines.  As per the GRG’s 2015 AWP, UN Women and Oxfam are facilitating this process and to this end, we are looking to hire a consultant to undertake the work.  The post has been advertised on UNDP’s job site at the following link:  https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_lang=en&cur_job_id=60251   The deadline for applications is 6th October.

FAO is looking for a senior consultant (policy expert) on gender and food security.

For more information please read the Terms of Reference or visit  http://www.fao.org/employment/current-vacancies/consultants/en/

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New online discussion on Food Security, Gender Equality and Peace-Building

The Institute of Development Studies and the FAO are launching an online discussion as part of the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition to better understand the potential interactions between food security, gender equality, and peace-building. The discussion will help to identify entry points for policy interventions that support food security and build resilience among men and women in conflict-affected contexts in ways that promote greater gender equality and sustainable peace.

Please view and participate in the online forum here until July 31, 2015.

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Webinar: Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security During the First 1000 Days through Gender-Sensitive Social and Behavioral Change

Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security During the First 1000 Days through Gender-Sensitive Social and Behavioral Change

brought to you by the CORE Group SBC Working Group   

Details Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 10:00am – 11:00am, Eastern

Location Adobe Connect


  • Megan Ivankovich, Program Officer, WI-HER LLC
  • Dr. Taroub Harb Faramand, President and Founder, WI-HER LLC
  • Ann Jimerson, Senior Specialist for Behavior Change, Alive & Thrive, FHI360


Webinar Description

During this webinar, presenters will share the results of CORE Group and WI-HER LLC’s TOPS-funded Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security during the First 1000 Days through Gender-Sensitive Social and Behavioral Change Technical Resource Guide and Technical Brief. These materials are designed to strengthen the capacity of development practitioners working in nutrition and food security to plan, implement, and evaluate gender-sensitive social and behavioral change (SBC) programming in order to improve nutritional outcomes. This guidance is based on the 1000 Days approach, which prioritizes the critical period between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday to maximize impact. Presenters will share an overview of the methodology used to conduct this work and present research findings, with a focus on sharing critical actions, best practices, and resources and tools to promote gender-sensitive SBC to improve nutrition outcomes within the context of nutrition and food security projects. In addition, we will hear how the Alive & Thrive project implemented relevant gender-sensitive SBC programming to improve nutrition outcomes in Ethiopia.

Click here to register for the webinar. 

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Launch of the Journal of Gender, Agriculture, and Food Security

The inaugural issue of the Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security is now available:


Agri-Gender is an international, open access, peer-reviewed and refereed journal. The main objective of Agri-Gender is to provide an intellectual platform for international scholars to publish their research work on gender, agriculture and food security.

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Brief: Gender and Food Security – Towards gender-just food and nutrition security

This BRIDGE Cutting Edge Overview Report makes the case for a new, gender-aware understanding of food security, arguing that partial, apolitical and gender-blind diagnoses of the problem of food and nutrition insecurity is leading to insufficient policy responses and the failure to realise the right to food for all people. Showcasing effective and promising existing strategies, the report suggests that in order to truly achieve food security for all in gender equitable ways, responses need to be rights-based, gender-just and environmentally sustainable.

The report is the result of a collaborative and participatory process, involving over 40 experts on food and nutrition security and gender from around the world.

Available here.

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Consulting opportunity: Land, Gender, and Food Security Expert (apply by Feb 23)


The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) is seeking a Consultant for 6 months to produce a policy brief/report and provide senior level legal and policy advice on strategic issues relating to the nexus of land, gender and women’s empowerment, food security and the law. The Consultant will work under the direction of IDLO’s Director of Research and Learning, and in close collaboration with the Gender Specialist.

To apply, please visit IDLO’s employment website at http://www.idlo.int/jobs

Click here to view the original announcement.

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Program Advisor: Gender and Youth Development Officer

The Office of Food for Peace is recruiting a Program Advisor (Gender and Youth Development Officer).

The individual will serve as a USAID/ Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance technical adviser on gender and youth related issues in agricultural development and food security. The individual will lead the development of a strategic agenda for ensuring that gender gaps and gender relations are addressed in Food for Peace’s emergency and development programming in agriculture, nutrition, and livelihoods, helping to ensure that they equally benefit women, men, and youth; and will provide other assistance to promote increased incomes and food security as well as enhanced leadership roles for women.

The announcement can be found here.

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Launch of online portal for Gender and Social Inclusion Toolbox

Earlier this year, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) together with partners, launched a Gender and Social Inclusion Toolbox for development research via a live-streamed event.

We’ve now put the final touches on a platform dedicated to the toolbox, found here, which we encourage you to check out! Here you’ll be able to learn more about the process leading up to the final product, the people and organisations involved in the development and watch the video from the live-streamed event.

If you haven’t done it already, read the research highlight introducing the toolbox on CCAFS blog, download the manual (PDF) and discuss the tools and methods in our LinkedIn group dedicated to gender, climate change and agriculture.

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Policy Brief: Women and Food Insecurity

The UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) is dedicated to supporting research that promotes social justice and equality and disseminating it widely. I am writing today to share with you CSW’s recently initiated publications series rethinking public policy on gender, sexuality, and women’s issues. Each CSW Policy Brief presents research in support of a policy change that would substantially improve the health and well being ofwomen and their families.

As recent reports have documented, food insecurity is rising around the world. Because this issue is pressing globally, nationally, and locally, we selected “Women and Food Insecurity” as the focus of the first set of CSW Policy Briefs. While the global recession is a contributing factor–, our research shows that certain policy initiatives can have an unintended negative consequence on the food security of women and families. Because International Food Policy Research Institute has a long history of interest and advocacy in this area, we hope that the research presented in these briefs will be useful to your group in advancing its mission.

Links to the individual policy briefs on our website are included below:

Reducing Food Insecurity among Female Farm Workers and their Children

U.S. Farm Bill Makes Women and Children Food Insecure

Reductions in SNAP Increase Health Risks for Food Insecure Women

Helping Local Stores with WIC Certification Will Yield Better Food Options for All

Improving Health Outcomes for Populations Affected by Intimate Partner Violence and Food Insecurity

Reinstate Project Grow! Targeting Food Insecurity Among Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

All the CSW Policy Briefs are also available from the California Digital Library (http://escholarship.org/uc/search?entity=csw_policybriefs). If you would like to receive a printed copy of the set of briefs, please let me know.