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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

"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

The world of work is changing, with significant implications for women, both in rural and urban settings. While globalization, rural transformation and technological advancement create opportunities for economic growth, enhanced food security and better nutrition, they also cause growing employment inequalities, unstable incomes and precarious livelihoods.

Gender equality and the...

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Posted on : 07/03/2017

The world of work is changing, with significant implications for women, both in rural and urban settings. While globalization, rural transformation and technological advancement create opportunities for economic growth, enhanced food security and better nutrition, they also cause growing employment inequalities, unstable incomes and precarious livelihoods.

Gender equality and the...

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Posted on : 07/03/2017

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Each year International Women's Day sees thousands of events - global gatherings, conferences, awards, exhibitions, festivals, fun runs, corporate events, concert performances, speaking events, online digital gatherings and more. Events are held by women's...

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Posted on : 06/03/2017

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