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Gender and Land Statistics: new FAO info-note based on a collaborative work with PIM

Reposted from the Engendering Data blog:

FAO Gender and Land team has recently published a new info-note on the linkages between Gender and Land Statistics.

Land statistics disaggregated by sex are essential to highlighting the disparities in secure land rights between women and men. With that in mind, in 2014 FAO joined forced with the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) to develop a common framework for producing sex-disaggregated indicators for FAO’s Gender and Land Rights Database (GLRD). As a result of this work, five indicators were developed. The new info-note provides an overview of the indicators, methodology behind them, and the key concepts that they capture.

FAO’s Gender and Land Rights Database (GLRD) launched its new and improved website in 2015 aiming to increase awareness about gender and land issues around the globe. PIM has been proud to be one of the partners of this initiative, especially because the new GLRD’s indicators of men’s and women’s control over land draw from those proposed in the PIM paper by Doss et al (2013), “Gender Inequalities in Ownership and Control of Land in Africa: Myth versus Reality”.

Read more on this topic in earlier blogs:

FAO’s Gender and Land Rights Database launches a new website

How sex-disaggregated land statistics can help monitor progress of the new Sustainable Development Goals (by Ana Paula de la O Campos (FAO))

Related publications:

Ana Paula de la O Campos, Nynne Warring, Chiara Brunelli, Cheryl Doss, and Caitlin Kieran. 2015. Gender and Land Statistics: Recent developments in FAO’s Gender and Land Rights Database. FAO/PIM Technical Note (pdf)

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New post from EnGendering Data

How sex-disaggregated land statistics can help monitor progress of the new Sustainable Development Goals

For decades feminist economists and women’s rights advocates have made the case that the lack of data on women’s land rights has limited the ability to understand how this affects food security and rural poverty. However, recent developments may help us to overcome this challenge. The new SDGs have identified women’s land rights as a priority, setting them as targets in both Goal 1(end poverty in all its forms everywhere) and Goal 5 (achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls). Numerous UN agencies – including FAO and UN Women- are supporting the use of land indicators disaggregated by sex (in addition to type of tenure, age cohorts and ethnicity) to monitor targets regarding equal rights to economic resources, including land (t 1.4) and undertaking reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources (t 5a).

Read on at PIM’s EnGendering Data blog.


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Why paying attention to gender matters for climate change adaptation

By Elizabeth Bryan, Patti Kristjanson, and Claudia Ringler

Until recently, there has been little evidence supporting the need to focus on the gendered dimensions of agriculture and climate change. Why? Because few researchers have been talking to women in agriculture as well as men–both of whom contribute to solving the food security challenges posed by climate change.

However, new research based on gender-disaggregated data sheds light on gender differences in perceptions of climate change and the ability to adopt practices and technologies needed to increase resilience. These data also show that men and women have different preferences, needs, and priorities for the ways in which they respond to climate change. These findings point to the need for integrating a gender perspective into research on climate change as well as programs and projects focused on facilitating adaptation (and mitigation) on the ground.

Read on at IFPRI.org.


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Online forum on collecting, analyzing, and using sex-disaggregated and gender-sensitive data in Routine Health Information Systems (RHIS)

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Register here to join the kickoff webinar for the RHINO Forum on Gender & HIS on Tuesday, July 14th, 9am-10am EST. The webinar will include a short introduction to the topic and an opportunity to meet the facilitators for the week.

Join the webinar by clicking here.


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New post from Engendering Data blog: “Avoiding the Risk of the Unknown”

The CGIAR research program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets recently launched an exciting blog, Engendering Data, which brings in diverse expert perspectives on collecting and analyzing sex-disaggregated data to improve the knowledge base on the role of gender in agriculture and food security.

In a new post, Avoiding the Risk of the Unknown, Sonia Aker, leader of the Gender Research Team at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), discusses her team’s innovative approach to surveying women for a study on index insurance in coastal Bangladesh. She concludes with some interesting findings on women’s decision-making and insurance demand.

Visit the Engendering Data blog to read Avoiding the Risk of the Unknown: Lessons learned from a gender inclusive survey on index insurance in coastal Bangladesh. 

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New blog: EnGendering Data

Photo: Stephan Bachenheimer. Source: World Bank Flickr (https://flic.kr/p/byhynd)

The CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) has launched a new blog on collecting sex-disaggregated data. 

Two gender researchers from PIM, Cheryl Doss, an economist at Yale University, and Caitlin Kieran, Senior Research Assistant on gender for PIM at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), explain what they hope to accomplish by creating this blog, EnGendering Data.

Reblogged with permission from the original post.

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