Join us on International Women’s Day, March 8, to discuss "Gender in Agriculture — Not Only About Women." We’ll have a panel of expert tweeters to discuss gender integration for agriculture and food security, including how to incorporate gender-based violence (this year’s IWD theme), engage men and boys, and best practices in gender analysis. This twitter chat is the latest event in the Gender Global Learning and Evidence Exchange and we invite USAID, implementing partner staff, and the Twitter community to contribute. We look forward to your participation!
1. Gender-based violence (GBV)/violence against women: This year's theme for International Women's Day is "Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls." We see that GBV is an important issue is an important issue in many (if not all) the countries where we work, yet it remains a challenge to incorporate GBV in agriculture and food security programming. What experiences have you had in addressing GBV in sectors such as agriculture and food security?
2. Engaging men and boys: USAID and its partners have moved from the classic "women in development approach" (focusing on women only) to "gender and development" (changing the social relations between men and women). How can we engage men and boys to address gender equality or women's empowerment in your programs?
3. Gender analysis: Gender analysis is a crucial step in ensuring that projects address the different needs and interests of men and women. Yet it is often a step that is overlooked, and when gender analysis does take place, the findings are not always incorporated into the project design. How do we overcome these challenges and incorporate gender analysis into our projects?
Twitter accounts to follow
How to participate
- If you are new to Twitter, visit Twitter.com to sign up for an account. (For more tips on getting started, check out our Twitter 101 Training.)
- Explore the guiding questions that will be discussed during the chat.
- Join us for discussion on March 8 at 12 pm EST by using the hashtag #AskAg and following @Agrilinks.
- You can also follow on Twubs or through the livestream below.