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A village's first female chief ended illegal logging with spies and checkpoints [News]

A main road through the district of Sedahan Jaya in western Borneo is just a ribbon of brown dirt. But that’s better than the muddy mess it used to turn into after heavy rains.

"The road was so bad when kids went to school, they came back with their legs covered...

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19/1/2017
A New Year’s Resolution for Men: Turn Up to Events on Gender [News]

As we begin a new year, researchers at CGD are looking forward to sharing new findings and policy proposals through our newsletters, podcasts, and publications. But one of our primary ways of communicating our work is through the events we host. Unfortunately, since the launch of CGD’s gender and development research program, we’ve noticed something about who attends what events, and it looks...

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19/1/2017
Women central to the global fishing industry [News]

According to Professor Siri Gerrard, little has been said about gender and gender perspectives in relation to the fishing industry in Norway the past fifteen years. She has studied fishing and the fisheries policy for more than forty years.

“But there’s a lot going on globally!” she says.

Scholars and world leaders are preoccupied with how important women in rural areas are for...

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16/1/2017
In a community in Myanmar, a ‘role model’ changes attitudes and actions [News]

Tin Moe Tun farms for a living, but he is also trying to cultivate something else in his little village of Tha Lu Pyein in Myanmar: an understanding among the men that violence against women and girls is not okay.

As one of 20 men trained as ‘role models’ in Kayah State and Rakhine State, Tin Moe Tun promotes a safe family environment, shares knowledge of women’s rights and organizes...

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6/1/2017
Building on gender promise, Guterres names three women to top UN posts [News]

The United Nations Secretary-General-designate, António Guterrestoday announced that he will be appointing Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria as the UN...

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20/12/2016
FAO event aims to unleash potential of rural women [News]

Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls lies at the centre of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In addition to the targets for SDG5 “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”, it is reflected and mainstreamed across all 17...

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13/12/2016
Protecting women’s rights in the face of domestic violence in India and Burundi [News]

Each year, to raise public awareness of gender-based violence across the world, the United Nations recognizes 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The day begins a 16-day period of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, which culminates with International Human Rights Day on 10 December....

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25/11/2016
Step It Up Together with Rural Women to End Hunger and Poverty [Event]

The 2030 Agenda envisages a future in which no one is left behind and poverty and hunger are eradicated in all their forms. Gender equality and women's empowerment are at the centre of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In addition to be mainstreamed across all SDGs, in particular SDG 1 “No poverty”, SDG 2 “Zero hunger” and SDG 17 “Partnerships for the Goals”, gender equality has a...

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24/11/2016
Empowering rural women to achieve food security and nutrition [Event]

Joint meeting

FAO, IFAD, WFP, UN Women and OHCHR

Empowering rural women to achieve food security and nutrition

The contribution of CEDAW General Recommendation 34 (2016) on the rights of rural women

Tuesday, 22...

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17/11/2016

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