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Women in procurement: Why the controversy?

Preferential access to public procurement markets is increasingly being voiced as a feasible policy option for empowering women and women-owned businesses. Unfortunately, throughout my different work experiences in procurement, I have noticed the absence of women-owned businesses in tendering processes. 

The reasons for this absence have been insufficiently developed and are not always...

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Posted on : 24/07/2015

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

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

At the event, ‘Integrating a gender perspective in the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration’ at the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), UN Women, in...

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Posted on : 13/04/2017

"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

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General established the High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment to bring together leaders from different constituencies—government, civil society, business and international organizations—to launch a shared global agenda that accelerates women’s economic participation and empowerment in support of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...

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Posted on : 17/03/2017

The 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 – 24 March, 2017, will focus on the theme of “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work.” The Commission is one of the largest annual gathering of global leaders, NGOs, private sector...

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Posted on : 17/03/2017

The statistics on the matter are stark: women do the majority of the world’s work, but only 20% of landholders are women. Un- and underemployment both hit women harder, and the wage gap persists. Unpaid and caring labor remain “women’s work,” while formal sector employment is male-dominated.

The...

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Posted on : 08/03/2017

Women are the backbone of the rural economy, especially in developing countries.  They make up almost half of the world’s farmers, and over the last few decades, they have broadened their involvement in agriculture.  The number of female-headed households has also increased as more men have migrated to cities.  As the primary caregivers to families and communities, women provide food and...

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Posted on : 08/03/2017

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