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  • Nestlé Income Accelerator Program: Progress Report of the Test-at-Scale Phase

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    In 2022, Nestlé launched the Income Accelerator Program in Côte d’Ivoire as part of their ambition to help close the Living Income (LI) gap in their cocoa supply chain and combat the root causes of child labour risks. The current test-at-scale phase involves 10,000 farming households in Côte d’Ivoire, following a previous one-year piloting period among 1,000 farming households. These […]

  • Fenomenal Funds Learning Partner

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    Fenomenal Funds (2019-2025) is a five-year feminist funder collaborative that aims to decolonize philanthropic spaces and shift power through pooled, flexible core funding for women’s funds globally. Fenomenal Funds have been working with close to 50 women’s funds from the Prospera International Network of Women’s Funds (INWF), using a shared governance model and participatory grant-making.   […]

  • Studying a gender responsive vaccine system: retrospective analysis of best methods

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    This methodological paper introduces four projects, all of which aimed to increase women’s engagement in and benefit from the livestock vaccine value chains of small ruminants and poultry by improving women’s empowerment and supporting women’s access to animal health services. All four projects used a mix of qualitative and quantitative research methods to understand the […]

  • Women’s sexual rights and empowerment beyond the liberal paradigm:

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    Understanding sexuality and power relations from the life experiences of young women Women’s sexuality was originally included in the development agenda mainly in relation to health and risks. With time, it has started to be understood also through the lenses of the ‘empowerment’ and ‘rights’ approaches. This chapter looks at the way in which young […]

  • Strengthening fisheries resources management through more inclusive fisheries management bodies, and economic resilience

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    Reflections on the Sea of Change project This learning report describes the processes involved in implementing a tailor made gender integration approach based on capacity development, technical assistance, and action learning involving unpacking the project’s Theory of Change from a gender perspective. Qualitative fieldwork and a series of reflection workshops generated the findings presented in […]

  • Gendered social norms in agrifood systems

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    A conceptual framework Social norms are widely accepted, informal, typically unspoken and unwritten rules of acceptable, appropriate, and obligatory behavior. They are often implicit, to the point where people internalize, accept, and follow them without critical thought.  Social norms are strongly linked to, but different from, behavior: they govern a behavior but are not the […]

  • Gender dynamics in agrifood value chains: Advances in research and practice over the last decade

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    This paper reviews knowledge generated over the past 10 years on gendered patterns to engagement, returns on engagement, and power relations in agrifood value chains. It examines how research has advanced, evidence of improvements in gender equality and women’s empowerment, and the circumstances under which any advances have happened. Gender inequalities in value chains remain […]

  • “You are a child and this is not your business”: Decision-making on child marriage in Sindh, Pakistan

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    Young people in Pakistan face challenges such as child marriage, which have adverse consequences on their education, employment, health and overall well-being.  We conducted interviews (26) and focus group discussions (12) with young people (15 to 24 years) and community stakeholders to understand how child marriage is perceived by them and to gain insight into […]

  • Designing for change through “reflecting and doing”: the CGIAR Community of Practice on Gender-Transformative Research Methodologies

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    Gender-transformative change requires a commitment from everyone involved in agricultural research for development (AR4D) including organizations at international and national level, individual researchers and practitioners, farmers, development agencies, policy-makers and consumers, to transform the existing values, practices and priorities that (re)produce and perpetuate gender biases and inequities in agrifood systems.  However, the adoption of a […]

  • Yasmine El Addouli

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    • Employee

    Yasmine is a passionate Global Health specialist committed to promoting health equity and social justice. Currently, Yasmine works as a  member of the education team at KIT.  As an advisor and facilitator, she plays a role in the development and delivery of courses. Additionally, Yasmine collaborates with other teams, by contributing to projects related to […]

  • Diana Lopez

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    • Employee

    Diana Lopez is a nomad and a feminist. She is intrigued by and drawn to difference and diversity. In her work, she engages with various worldviews and methodologies to support social justice and sustainability initiatives. She is interested in the transformative potential of (embodied) gendered knowledge practices in agriculture & the environment, international development, and […]

  • Shannon Mathew

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    Shannon (she/they) is a queer intersectional feminist and communications expert. Shannon has been working as an advocacy and communications specialist with non-profit organisations in India and the Netherlands since 2017.    She focuses on the use of online spaces and digital technologies for public advocacy, with a specific focus on LGBTQIA+ inclusive sexual and reproduction […]