International Day of Rural Women 2019: Measuring what matters for gender equality

So far, 99 organizations have used the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), an innovative tool that measures progress toward gender equality and identifies obstacles to becoming empowered.

Women play a vital role in rural economies, from farm labor to unpaid domestic and caregiving work. They are essential to food security and nutrition, land and natural resource management, and building resilience to climatic and other shocks. Will your organization become the 100th to use a WEAI survey to track these contributions? To mark the International Day of Rural Women 2019 (Oct. 15), we talked with some colleagues who have used the WEAI for their research, project implementation, or to make funding decisions. See what interesting results, memorable field stories, and advice they had to share—and join the growing WEAI community.

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