Sectoral policies and capabilities
Fishery changes, caused by modernization and mechanization, globalization and environmental disasters, shift the working spaces, continually destroy and create jobs and livelihoods, and bring greater overlaps in women’s and men’s roles in the household, factory and market place.
“Gender and fisheries studies, therefore, are increasingly addressing these changes and how...Read more
Meeting food security, nutrition and gender equality objectives entails applying development approaches that allow rural communities to participate and take control of their future. Of the many approaches used by FAO, there is one that is particularly effective at enabling the most marginalised groups, including women, to take ownership of their development and achieve economic and social...Read more
This publication summarises the unique experience of the community listeners’ clubs set up in Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo by FAO-Dimitra and its partners. These actionbased information and communication processes have proved so successful that Dimitra decided to share the experience. The first chapter offers a brief overview of the community listeners’ clubs, their goals and...Read more
New UNRISD research seeks to understand how policy change to strengthen women’s rights occurs. When and why do states respond to women’s claims-making? What are the factors and conditions under which non-state actors can effectively trigger and influence policy change? What are the mechanisms necessary to ensure that issues get on the policy agenda?
It would be naive to limit the “...Read more
Gender equality is an essential component of sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. Equitable access to more and better jobs in rural areas enable rural women to become effective economic actors and engines of growth; as well as to produce or aquire the food, water, fuel and social services their families need. Indeed, the quality of the care mothers are able to give to their...Read more
This high-level moderated armchair discussion explores why gender, specifically gender-based violence, should be a standalone goal in the post-2015 framework.
Expanding opportunities for women is of intrinsic value. It is also instrumental in fostering development. Realizing the potential of all people is needed to ensure growth, productivity, and a vibrant society. Empowering Women: Legal Rights and Economic Opportunities in Africa brings new data and analysis to recommend how best to move this agenda forward.
Strengthening the incentives and...
Linking agriculture with nutrition and improving the nutritional impact of agriculture programmes and interventions is the topic of a growing international agenda. The objective of this report is to assess to what extent this global agenda is actually translating into action at country...
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