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3 Why are male farmers out-performing women in Africa?

Gates Foundation The gap between men and women in some African countries is easily seen in agriculture. Male-managed farm plots consistently out-perform those of their female counterparts by as much as 66% in Niger and 25% in Malawi. The long-held belief was that a lack of access to the necessary…

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0 What can NGOs learn from Harvard’s gender equity experiment?

Harvard’s venerated and brotastic MBA program quietly decided to become more female friendly to both students and faculty. Men tended to dominate the top 5% of graduating classes and are over-represented in the faculty. The class that graduated this past summer were part of an experiment to change the tide…

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0 Kuala Lumpur develops a positive WMD: Women in Malaysia Deliver

The third Women Deliver conference is a gigantic convening that scoops together young people, clinicians, heads of state, donors, and women’s rights activists from all across the world with its giant conference-y arms. The meeting opens Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur and runs for three days. It is organized by a group of the same name, a global maternal health advocacy organization based in New York.

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0 Global gender gap map for education

The Guardian often has some very cool, informative online graphics. Here’s another one — an interactive map that shows the “gender gap” in education by countries over time. As reported: Raising the ratio of girls to boys in education was one of the eight millennium development goals agreed by world…