Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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Summary of the FAO policy on gender equality

Gender equality is central to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations’ (FAO’s) mandate to achieve food security for all by raising levels of nutrition, improving agricultural productivity and natural resource management, and improving the lives of rural populations. FAO can achieve its goals only if it simultaneously works towards gender equality and supports women’s...

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Posted on : 23/02/2015

Paramount Chief Kyungu of Malawi, an influential cultural leader; Ron Archer, a renowned transformative leadership coach from the United States of America; and Gilberto Macuacua, a media personality in Mozambique, who is also a member of the UN Women Regional Civil Society Group (RCSAG), have signed on as male supporters of UN Women’s HeForShe...

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Posted on : 19/02/2015
Indian Council of Agricultural Research approves setting up of a GAP-India Hub to catalyze Gender in Agriculture Partnership

The Government of India, Department of Agricultural Research and Education approved the proposal of ICAR- Directorate of Research on Women in Agriculture (DRWA), renamed now as Central Institute for Women in Agriculture (CIWA) for setting up of GAP India-Hub at a total budget of INR 424.15 lakhs (USD 0.682 million USD) up to financial year 2016-17, in its 12th Five...

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Posted on : 18/02/2015
Seed Awards 2015 - Call For Applications

Is your enterprise in a start-up phase and does it integrate social and environmental benefits, solving pressing local issues? Is it women-led? Do you need support to help to establish and grow your enterprise? If these questions apply to you, you will be pleased to hear that SEED has opened the Call for Applications for the 2015 SEED Awards.

SEED welcomes innovative...

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Posted on : 17/02/2015
2015 WEPs Annual Event - Unlimited Potential: Business Partners For Gender Equality

This year a number of global milestones – the twentieth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action (PfA), and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – provide a unique opportunity to ensure that the business community is a key partner in achieving gender equality.

Held as part of the official CSW59/Beijing+20 programme, the 2015 Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Annual Event...

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Posted on : 16/02/2015
Diana Brandes

People are not generally open to change and ideas that contradict what they already believe. Under certain conditions, they actively avoid such information while at the same time seeking information that bolsters their original beliefs.

Research organizations and the people that work for them are not immune from this. Many who spent their careers in research or international...

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Posted on : 13/02/2015

Wikigender is running a new online discussion in partnership with @Empower_Women, @AWID, @WorldPulse and @guardian on the following topic: “Advancing women’s rights through social media: which strategies?”

We encourage EmpowerWomen.org members and friends to join the discussion on which are the most efficient strategies to make women’s voices heard in the post-2015 agenda using...

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Posted on : 10/02/2015

 

Source: www.owen.org/pledge

The pledge

“At a public conference I won’t serve on a panel of two people or more unless there is at least one woman on the panel, not including the Chair.”

The reasons

We believe that public discourse would be improved by better gender...

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Posted on : 27/01/2015

Are you passionate about gender equality and women's economic empowerment? Do you want to apply your skills to make a difference in your own community and beyond? Do you have access to the internet? 

UN Women's EmpowerWomen.org  is seeking applications from dynamic and creative women and men from all over the world to champion women’s economic empowerment. Apply now...
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Posted on : 25/01/2015

The vision for this high-level event is to share cutting-edge knowledge and evidence on closing the gender gap in farming under climate change, and to convene thinkers and doers in a forum to inspire renewed action.

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Posted on : 25/01/2015

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