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Releasing GFEP report and policy brief on Forests and Food Security
The Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) initiative provides a mechanism for effectively linking the information requirements of governments and intergovernmental processes related to forests and trees with existing scientific expertise. On 6 May 2015 at  the UN Forum on Forests in New York, USA, the report ...
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Posted on : 08/05/2015

As part of a #Beijing20 campaign that runs throughout May 2015, inspiring journalists and media leaders tell UN Women their thoughts about the state of women in media today, what changes they want to see for women, and share their personal experiences in the newsroom.

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Posted on : 06/05/2015
That tricky gender thing: lessons from Amazonia

There are enormous gaps in our knowledge about how gender relations shape the lives of people living in the forests of the Amazon, a new study has found – but on the ground, remarkable changes are happening across the region as women begin to organise and empower...

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Posted on : 04/05/2015
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It’s a cruel irony for rural women: the agricultural interventions that can improve a household’s nutrition often compete with the time women need for resting, childcare, and food preparation—negatively impacting the family’s nutrition.

What interventions can alleviate this additional burden?

An IFPRI policy seminar...

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Posted on : 04/05/2015
CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems’ Youth Strategy 2014-2017: Engaging Youth in Innovative Agricultural Development

Why is it at times more rewarding to involve nowadays’ youth in innovation mechanisms and processes to improve agricultural livelihoods than to work with previous generations?

A significant part of the reason stems from the rapid changes taking place in today’s globalized world that is typified by migration, urbanization, technological innovations, increasing...

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Posted on : 29/04/2015
In this issue EmpowerWomen.org highlights the remarkable celebrations of the International Women's Day and the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action during the 59th Commission on the Status of Women. It also dedicates some of the content of this newsletter to the links between health and women's economic empowerment. It shares an inspiring story of a woman...
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Posted on : 28/04/2015

New study reveals widespread gender exclusion in payment for ecosystem (PES) services as a climate change adaptation option.

Men and women are increasingly recognized as resource managers in crop and livestock-based systems, especially within the context of climate change.

A number of approaches have been adopted towards conservation of natural resources with a view of...

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Posted on : 21/04/2015

For climate information services to work they must target the entire family and not just male farmers. But how can we overcome existing barriers that prevent women from meaningfully engaging in agriculture?

“I have the right to know, to be aware of what is happening,” says 23-year-old farmer Ruby Mela.

Studies show that when it comes to accessing climate information and...

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Posted on : 21/04/2015

In southern Ghana, women are connected to the land in different ways from one another. This diversity translates into a suite of vulnerabilities to climate change, and a need for fine-tuned strategies that accommodate the range of women in a community.

“Women here are really doing well; they have managed...

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Posted on : 21/04/2015

Women all over the world play a critical role in providing food and education as well as ensuring the well-being of their families and communities. But often, their contribution goes unrecognized. This is the case for women farmers in many regions of the world: they work and manage the land, but very often they are not entitled to own or inherit it. They can use the land, and work on it and...

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Posted on : 16/04/2015

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