Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security

Empowering Rural Women

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The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) invites you to the online discussion Rural women: striving for gender transformative impacts, facilitated by FAO in collaboration with IFAD, UN Women and WFP.

The needs and priorities of rural women have been...

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Posted on : 18/07/2017

Research suggests that the way people use and manage forests is largely shaped by gender norms and relations. But how exactly? Linley Chiwona-Karltun, researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU, and Ngolia Kimanzu, advisor at Salvation Army, share insights from their ongoing...

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Posted on : 04/07/2017

UN Women and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) will convene an expert group meeting from 30 to 31 May at UN Headquarters in New York, to discuss “Strategies to Achieve Gender Equality and Empower all Women and Girls through the Gender-responsive Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.

The two-day expert group meeting is taking place in...

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Posted on : 25/05/2017

Inequality and the marginalization of women, Indigenous Peoples, and rural communities is driving political unrest, challenging conventional development models, and increasing calls for social, economic, and environmental security across the globe. Today, nearly a third of the world's population does not have secure rights to the lands and forests they customarily claim. This insecurity...

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Posted on : 25/05/2017

Women from more than 246,000 households have taken steps to change their lives by becoming part of the IFAD-supported Tejaswini Rural Women’s Empowerment Programme in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh. The programme supports three tiers of institutions in six districts:  18,000 self-help groups, 2,600 village level committees and 60 federations. The self-help groups have been strikingly...

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Posted on : 23/05/2017

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research has just released the first issue of its newsletter. The newsletters will feature highlights of gender research across CGIAR, links to...

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Posted on : 05/05/2017

Gender and equity are cross-cutting themes across the five flagship programs of the ...

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Posted on : 03/05/2017

IFAD’s Language Services and the Gender Desk have launched a multilingual glossary that provides a harmonized vocabulary in Arabic, English, French and Spanish. It contains a multilingual listing of some 130 relevant terms and definitions. The common objectives are to enhance language use and standardize terminology of gender issues for IFAD documentation, publications and in all aspects of...

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Posted on : 26/04/2017

UN Member States today committed to ensure women’s full and equal participation and leadership in the economy, as well as women’s right to work and rights at work, as a vital step to achieving sustainable development. This strong pledge to women’s economic empowerment came at the closing of the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), the two-week meeting that...

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Posted on : 23/04/2017

"Seeing my two sons killed by ISIS before my eyes, I decided to flee our home in Dara’a, Syria with my husband and remaining four children. There were bombs going off everywhere as we tried to escape. We started walking towards Jordan.

We got stuck at the border for a few days, in the middle of dust storms. One of my daughters almost died due to exposure.

At least a...

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Posted on : 03/04/2017

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