Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow: International Women's Day on March 8, 2022!

Women in West Africa. Photo by Zaneta Kubik.

March 01, 2022.  

On the occasion of International Women's Day celebrated under the motto Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow on Tuesday March 8, 2022, ZEF introduces its work on Gender, i.e. its Gender Group.


ZEF's Gender Group:

  • The ZEF Gender Group aims to strengthen gender-sensitive research at ZEF and to promote interdisciplinary collaboration on gender issues among ZEF researchers. Read more here.



ZEF's Gender Group latest Blog post:

Upcoming virtual event on Gender:

  • External event by the City of Bonn: Closing the Climate Gap: How Gender Equality is Key to our Climate Future on Friday, 11 March 11 2022, 6 – 7.30 pm (CET), zoom (language: English, no translation available). Among the speakers: ZEF senior researcher Dennis Aviles. More information on the event here.
    [March 21, ed.:] The event has been recorded and you can watch it here.

Past events by ZEF's Gender Group:

  • Workshop 'Gender in ZEF: sharing concepts and insights in development research' (May 27-28, 2021). More information here
  • Women, Voice and Power: How transformative feminist leadership is challenging inequalities and the root causes of extreme vulnerability. Talk by Emily Brown on January 27, 2022 | 13:30 h - 14:30 h. Read more here.
  • Gender-based Violence and Rural Development Outcomes. Gender Workshop on November 25, 2021 | 16:00 h - 18:00 h. Read more here and watch the videos here:

News about ZEF's Gender-related work:

  • ZEF junior researcher Hina Amber from Pakistan selected for grant by IGC of the London School of Economics and Political Science (February 10, 2022), see and read more here.
  • 17 Nigerien women to promote 17 SDGs: CSDAC students win grant for training young Nigerien women in advocacy and digital campaigning (February 21. 2022), read more here.

Videos of ZEF's Gender Group's activities: 

Selection of recent ZEF publications  on Gender:

(in chronological order by date of publication)

Blog posts:

March 7, 2022: Why rural development cannot happen whilst Gender-based violence remains endemic across the world

April 29, 2020: Gender inequalities show and deepen in times of pandemic

Scientific publications:

Avilés Irahola D.L. 2020. The concept of “Buen Vivir” from a decolonial feminist perspective (in Radical Ecological Democracy, see:

Munajed, D. A. 2020. An Intersectional Analysis of Syrian Women’s Participation in Civil Society in the Post-2011 Context. Middle East - Topics & Arguments, Vol. 14, July 2020, pp. 103-16, doi:10.17192/meta.2020.14.8252

Beuchelt, T.D. and S. Nischalke. 2018. Adding a gender lens in quantitative development research on food and non-food biomass production: A guide for sex-disaggregated data collection. ZEF Working Papers No. 170, Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn, Germany. (Open Access)

Nischalke, S.M., Abebe, M., Assefa, B., Keding, G.B., Kriesemer, S.K., Randrianarison, N., and T.D. Beuchelt. 2018. Gender challenges in horticultural research in Ethiopia and Madagascar. Acta Hortic. 1205, 137-146. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1205.16.

Gutierrez-Montes, I., Arguedas, M., Ramirez-Aguero, F., Mercado, L., & Sellare, J. (2018). Contributing to the construction of a framework for improved gender integration into climate-smart agriculture projects monitoring and evaluation: MAP-Norway experience. Climatic Change, 158, 93–106.

Nischalke, S.M., Abebe, M., Assefa Wondimagegnhu, B., Kriesemer, S.K., and T.D. Beuchelt. 2017. Forgotten Forests? Food Potential of Ancient Coffee Forests and Agroforestry Systems in the Southwestern Ethiopian Mountains, Seen Through a Gender Lens. Mountain Research and Development. Vol 37 (3), 254-262. Doi: 0.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-16-00096.1 (open access).

Contact ZEF's Gender Group:

Dennis Aviles and Tina Beuchelt






Tina Beuchelt

Dr. Tina Beuchelt