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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
Coinciding with Father's day in many countries, the Closing the gender gap in farming under climate change event was hosted on 19 March in Paris. This high-level event gathered many professionals working directly or indirectly with gender issues in agriculture.
 
The atmosphere in the room was exciting as participants slowly took their seats. While waiting for the...
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Posted on : 16/04/2015

When it comes to putting food on tables across Africa – from sowing seeds to harvesting crops to processing and preparing food – women do the majority of the work. But all too often women are left on the sidelines of projects and programs that are meant to improve food security and bring Africa’s land back to good health. 

This is an...

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Posted on : 15/04/2015
Selling milk in Ethiopia. Photo: ILRI (Flickr Images)

Some of the foods that would most enhance nutrition in diets in the developing world are also the riskiest in terms of food safety. Numerous health risks exist along the value chain for livestock and fish products, from production to consumption. In this post, Sophie Theis (...

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Posted on : 08/04/2015

Check out the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations' new gender and land rights database.

On this page, you will find a scroll-down list of statistics indicators and their definitions in the box below. The land-related statistics are disaggregated by gender...

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Posted on : 28/03/2015

Eligible civil society organizations can submit their proposals from 9 March until 5 April 2015

Further to the announcement of the  Fund for Gender Equality’s third Call for Proposals, UN Women is pleased to inform that the online grants application system...

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Posted on : 19/03/2015

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