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The issue of “missing girls” was recently identified in certain parts of Europe and Central Asia, particularly in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. This seminar will look at the latest research and focus on policy lessons from the international experience.

The issue of “missing girls”, manifesting in birth ratios strongly skewed in favor of boys, has received significant attention at...

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Posted on : 15/04/2015

UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality is pleased to announce its third call for proposals. This year the Fund welcomes submissions from women-led civil society organizations with innovative, high-impact, and multi-stakeholder women’s rights and gender equality programmes that help jumpstart progress towards the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

The Fund will grant applications in the areas...

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Posted on : 26/02/2015

Do you have a project idea that can bring positive change at the community–level, not only in your own country, but in a different region as well? Can your project be implemented in a cross-regional partnership?

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invite non-profit organizations from Europe and Central...

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Posted on : 25/02/2015
Interview to Lagarde with the Huffinton Post

 

Leveling the legal playing field for women holds real promise for the world -- in both human and economic terms. Unfortunately, that promise remains largely ignored and its potential untapped. In too many countries, too many legal restrictions conspire against women to be economically active to work.

What can be done to remove these barriers? A ...

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Posted on : 24/02/2015

This Staff Discussion Note examines the effect of gender-based legal restrictions and other policy choices and demographic characteristics on female labor force participation. Drawing on a large and novel panel data set of gender-related legal restrictions, the study finds that restrictions on women’s rights to inheritance and property, as well as legal impediments to undertaking economic...

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Posted on : 24/02/2015

This report identifies proven, promising and high-potential interventions that increase women’s productivity and earnings in particular economic and country contexts.

Posted on : 23/02/2015
Summary of the FAO policy on gender equality

Gender equality is central to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations’ (FAO’s) mandate to achieve food security for all by raising levels of nutrition, improving agricultural productivity and natural resource management, and improving the lives of rural populations. FAO can achieve its goals only if it simultaneously works towards gender equality and supports women’s...

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Posted on : 23/02/2015
A New Network for Women in Agriculture

To be a woman in agriculture is to face a unique set of challenges. And because I know all too well the trials that women can face as they look to take on leadership roles, I made it a goal as USDA’s Deputy Secretary to start a community for women leaders in agriculture.

This past fall, I held a White House discussion with farmers, agribusiness, academics and youth leaders about the...

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Posted on : 23/02/2015
Evelyn Nguleka

The "Expo of Ideas" one of the major events that marked the beginning of Expo Milano 2015 hosted by Italy, took place at Hangar Bicocca in February 7. Also present at the event Evelyn Nguleka, President of the World Farmers’ Organisation, which along with more than 500 experts, studied issues of EXPO 2015 with particular attention to the size of the development of equity and sustainability,...

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Posted on : 19/02/2015
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GrOW Call for proposals: Effects of patterns of growth on women’s economic empowerment

In partnership with the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DfID) and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the International Development Research Centre is pleased to announce a call for research proposals concerning the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW)...

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Posted on : 17/02/2015

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