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Land rights – rural women’s powerful ammunition to fight poverty and hunger

For rural women -- too often invisible to development and monitoring efforts -- land rights offer a powerful tool to fight poverty and create opportunity.

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Closing Africa’s Agricultural Gender Gap

Africa’s GDP is now growing faster than any other continent’s. When many people think about the engines driving that growth, they imagine commodities like oil, gold, and cocoa, or maybe industries like banking and telecommunications. I think of a woman named Joyce Sandir.

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An Impossible Life Made Possible

As I consider the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, “Inspiring Change,” it occurs to me that some of the most important lessons I have learned about being a woman leader have come from the unlikeliest of places. Let me start from the beginning.

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Results Are In: Improved Health, Flat Bellies, & Nutritious Gardens

Roots of Health recently delivered Catapult's first 1-year reports for three projects, which show great progress on health, nutrition, and family planning in the Philippines.

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Tackling Malnutrition Sustainably: Why We Invest in Women

Undernutrition creates a cycle of poverty that is difficult to escape. It plagues more than one in three children in most developing countries and impacts not only an individual’s ability to learn and grow, but also the economy of an entire country. Without a fit and healthy workforce, countries cannot prosper.

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