Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security

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This strategy crystalizes UN Women’s long-standing commitment to indigenous women. It serves as the organization’s first official frame of reference for bringing UN Women’s programming to scale in a coherent and consistent manner across the organization.

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) formulates recommendations to the United Nations (UN) System on ways...

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Posted on : 06/01/2017
Can Social Media Effectively Include Women’s Voices in Decision-making Processes?

Social media has proven potential for mobilizing attention and accountability to women’s rights, and challenging discrimination and stereotypes. Obstacles remain in translating women’s online advocacy to pushing for systemic change through policy. Strategies to enhance social media’s potential for women’s empowerment include facilitating their access to technology; increasing women’s...

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Posted on : 25/05/2015

The government of Rwanda has made a strong political commitment to gender equity and equality and is determined to see this reflected in government policies at all levels. Therefore, Rwanda is signatory to various international conventions, including, the Convention for the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and...

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Posted on : 05/05/2014

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
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