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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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Posted on : 24/11/2016

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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Posted on : 17/11/2016

Increasing the role of women in the United Nations World Food Program was an important part of improving global food security.

A former executive director of the United Nations World Food Program, 2003 World Food Prize Laureate and, in the words of President Daniels, “a pioneer in many ways,” spoke at the Purdue Presidential Lecture series this Wednesday. Catherine Bertini has been a...

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Posted on : 17/11/2016

Research has revealed the different preferences, needs, and priorities that men and women have when responding to climate change. Through gender-disaggregated data, the development community is better understanding the gender differences in the perception and impact of climate change, the ability to adopt practices and technologies that will allow for adaptive capacity, and how to increase...

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Posted on : 15/11/2016

“Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture”, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2012), a Nigerian Author and feminist.

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Posted on : 15/11/2016

The results of the US presidential election came in as WEDO is in the midst of climate negotiations at COP 22 in Marrakech. WEDO is at the negotiations advocating for ambitious action on climate change that works for people on the frontlines of climate impacts. WEDo have been busy: Actions to #MovetheMoney from military spending; a GGCA Forum on collaboration and innovation; amplifying young...

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Posted on : 15/11/2016

Smallholder farmers are both men and women – and increasingly, in many regions they are predominantly women. This role is increasing as a result of migration out of rural areas by men and young people in search of employment. Despite this,...

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Posted on : 28/10/2016

Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) is defined as an approach that helps farmers adapt to climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase productivity to increase food security. In order to achieve these three goals of CSA, new technologies and practices must be implemented on farms; when new practices are implemented,...

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Posted on : 28/10/2016

Climate change impacts are gender-differentiated; consequently, climate change policies should be, as well. This is particularly critical in Latin America, where National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and plans to implement Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are currently...

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Posted on : 28/10/2016

The Africa Working Group on Gender and Climate Change (AGWWCC) is a pioneering initiative to integrate gender concerns into the African position on climate change.
A number of African countries have now ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change and are committed to working...

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Posted on : 27/10/2016

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