“Little by little, the egg begins to walk”

Attention to gender equality remains an important development goal highlighted in the United Nations MDGs. Closing gender gaps has been seen to contribute to women’s empowerment, as well as to improving productivity and increasing efficiency in general, improved outcomes for the next generation, and more representative decision making.  Motivations for closing the gender gap are >> Read more

Do you own the asset?

What we learned by modifying a question about women’s asset ownership Research demonstrates that women’s asset ownership provides benefits not only for them but also for their households, communities, and the economy as a whole. Several studies link women’s asset ownership to higher spending on food for the family, housing, durable goods, and children’s schooling

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

FAO’s Gender and Land Rights Database (GLRD) has launched its new and improved website aiming to increase awareness about gender and land issues around the globe. PIM is 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 >> Read more