Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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The United Nations' (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is an occasion for governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations to raise public awareness of violence against women. It has been observed on November 25 each year since 2000. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is a global observance and not a...

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Posted on : 14/10/2013

Why is gender in agriculture in the WANA region important? The agricultural sector in the WANA region is in the process of rapid change, driven by trade liberalization, globalization, technological sophistication, economical and political reform, severe pressure on natural resources, food security, and climate change and, as is the case of WANA crisis countries, political strife. These massive...

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Posted on : 13/10/2013

This technical guide on Governing land for women and men aims to assist implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security  (FAO, 2012b) by providing guidance that supports the Guidelines’ principle of gender equality in tenure governance. At the...

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Posted on : 03/10/2013

(New York, 23 September) - Against the backdrop of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, UN Women in partnership with the Government of Canada today launched the Global Knowledge Gateway for Women’s Economic Empowerment (www.empowerwomen.org). This open online platform seeks to re-vitalize women’s economic empowerment by building...

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Posted on : 29/09/2013

The agriculture sector is underperforming in many developing countries, and one of the key reasons is that women do not have equal access to the resources and opportunities they need to be more productive. This report clearly confirms that the Millennium Development Goals on gender equality (MDG 3) and...

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Posted on : 29/09/2013

Recognizing the role of gender equality, key development organizations have engaged in a process of mainstreaming gender into agricultural development. The World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) have made some progress in their gender-mainstreaming strategies and have recently embarked on more action-oriented...

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Posted on : 25/09/2013

This is the kick-off workshop for the research project “When and Why Do States Respond to Women's Claims? Understanding Gender-Egalitarian Policy Change in Asia”, funded by the Ford Foundation. The aim of the workshop is for the research teams from China, India, and Indonesia to discuss key issues related to the project and to develop a shared comparative methodology for the research. The...

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Posted on : 20/08/2013
Women

GAP partners have come together through their shared concerns at the urgent need for large-scale action on gender-based issues in agriculture, a need that brings together and transcends individual institutional efforts.  Given the enormous and diverse scale of needs, it is crucial that GAP now focuses its collective energy on clearly defined priority areas, where the joined-up actions of the...

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Posted on : 02/08/2013

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