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A Fire in Her Bones

As its main selling point, this 1892 advertisement claims the JFA is the “oldest institution in the West for the education of young ladies.” My colleagues and I have often repeated this fact, but we have to ask: It this true? 1,262 more words

Rural Women

Mother's Day Reflections for the Twerking Millennials

Every year Malawi celebrates mothers on the 15th October and on the same day  the world celebrates rural women. At the breakfast table this morning, we remembered the women that contribute the most to our economy and our wellbeing more generally.   1,083 more words


Happy International Day of Rural #Women

Rural women, the majority of whom depend on natural resources and agriculture for their livelihoods, make up over a quarter of the total world population. In developing countries, rural women represent approximately 43 per cent of the agricultural labour force, and produce, process and prepare much of the food available, thereby giving them primary responsibility for food security. 153 more words


Researching the Taboo

What we know of history is heavily edited. Edited by memory, shame, pride, or one’s right to privacy. In American Athena, I’m not just interested to know what happened to educated women, I’m interested to know what happened to an entire community where women were educated. 1,153 more words

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New Briefing: Reconsidering approaches to women’s land rights in sub-Saharan Africa

Sharing a new briefing I have been working on about gender equal land governance.

Discussions around gender equality in land governance in sub-Saharan Africa often highlight the fact that only a small percentage of women own land, and many projects addressing land and gender in the region focus on women’s ability to acquire land.

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Festival of THE Rural Woman

I was recently asked to make a 30-minute, pre-recorded video presentation as part of the Festival of THE Rural Woman, a free, online event next month (October 12 – 15) celebrating, inspiring and empowering rural women of the world. 551 more words