International Women's Day 2017: Why Gender in the Workplace Goes Beyond the Office
March 8th, International Women’s Day, is a day to celebrate women and the successes they achieve every day around the world, including their contributions to nutrition and agriculture. As the global concept of work continues to change, it’s crucial to maintain a focus on what gender equity means in the evolving workplace, especially for the women whose place of business is the home, the field, and the market.
SPRING’s approach to improving the nutritional status of women and children takes gender into account by focusing on the unique needs and contributions of both men and women. In Senegal, for example, Gender Advisor Daba Ndione Beye discusses how the project is taking steps toward mainstreaming gender across activities to fight against malnutrition.
A SPRING review of two Feed the Future activities in Rwanda make it evident that female respondents are becoming more involved in income-related household decisions and activities outside of the home--factors important to improving nutrition through agriculture.
For ways to join the conversation in 2017:
Social media: #IWD2017 on Twitter and Facebook
Webinar: Women's Empowerment in Agriculture: Unexpected Impact of Farmer Nutrition Schools in Bangladesh
Resources: Gender activities
and women’s empowerment in nutrition.