Article of Note

by Jennifer Twyman, Juliana Muriel and María Alejandra García

Sex-disaggregated data collection is an important step toward understanding women’s contributions to agriculture and including a gender perspective in agricultural research for development. However, social norms both in farming communities and research organizations often limit the amount of data collected from women and, in so doing, reinforce the notion that women are not farmers or producers. This is especially true for male-dominated crops, such as rice in Latin America.

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Org Spotlight 5/30/16: Vietnam Women’s Union

The Vietnam Women’s Union, founded in 1930, is a Vietnamese organization working for women’s rights and gender equity. In VWU’s close to a century of operation, its membership has grown to over 13 million women, making  the organization one of the country’s most powerful forces advocating for women. VWU’s members belong to 10,472 local women’s unions in towns and communes throughout Vietnam.

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Article of Note

by Hayfaa A. Tlaissa & Khalil M. Diranib

RHRDFew studies have explored the professional training experiences of Arab women within the contexts of learning organisational cultures and relevant human resource development (HRD) practices. Capitalising on in-depth, face-to-face interviews, this study explores the experiences of women managers in Lebanon with professional training and organisational learning.

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Call for abstracts

International Conference in Gender Studies (ICG 2016)

International Conference – Global Gender Perspectives
Lahore, Pakistan (November 14-16, 2016)

The Department of Gender & Development Studies, Lahore College for Women University is pleased to announce the International conference on Global Gender Perspectives in collaboration with the Global Gender Program of the George Washington University, USA. The conference will bring together eminent researchers, scholars, civil society professionals, and students from the world to highlight current gender perspectives, global gender issues, and steps and approaches to addressing.

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Org Spotlight 5/16/16: Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women’s Organization

The Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women’s Organization (KWEMO) supports the needs of women, primarily refugees, from Kurdistan and the wider Middle East who are now living in the UK. KMEWO replaced the Kurdish Refugee Women’s Organization, founded in 1999. The organization’s primary purpose was to serve the needs of women refugees who were fleeing persecution or fear of persecution, mainly victims of domestic violence, female genital mutilation and cutting, honor killings, and other human rights abuses.

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Org spotlight 5/9/16: NPY Women’s Council

Capture.PNGThe Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council Aboriginal Corporation (NPYWC) is an organization that assists and advocates for the the Australian indigenous Anangu and Yarnangu people living in a 350,000 sq km tri-state region of central Australia. This region, containing portions of the Northern Territory, South Australia, and Western Australia, includes 26 remote Aboriginal communities and smaller homelands. The organization’s primary purpose is to serve aboriginal clients facing a variety of challenges including domestic violence, substance abuse, low educational attainment, terminal illness, and old age.

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Article of Note

“Women cannot lead”: empowering women through cultural tourism in Botswana

by Naomi Moswete & Gary Lacey

RSUS_22_01_cover.inddTo rebalance the safari-tourism led tourism development policies in Botswana, the government has initiated a community-based cultural tourism policy, providing opportunities for women to become leaders and entrepreneurs. After reviewing the multifaceted, deeply contextualized and contested concept of women’s empowerment, this paper examines perceptions of empowerment in Botswana and how far villagers felt that the new tourism policy has facilitated female agency and opportunity.

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