Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

Join the Conversation on Rural Women's Economic Empowerment

Through a partnership between UN Women, FAO, IFAD and WFP, the Joint Programme on “Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women,” (RWEE) creates a space for gender practitioners to share their experiences working to empower rural women all over the world. An initiative of, RWEE collaborates with many partners to explore the universe of rural women all over the world and create an engendered rural development agenda, with a dedicated look at creating gender-responsive policies for developing countries. The discourse and resources generated on this forum will help to add rigor to policy-making and advocacy processes in diverse contexts.

The partnership between UN Women, FAO, IFAD and WFP is expected to generate synergies that capitalize on each agency’s mandate, comparative advantage and institutional strength to generate more lasting and wider scale results. The Joint Programme RWEE aims to promote rural women’s economic empowerment in the seven participating countries through securing rural women’s livelihoods and rights in the context of sustainable development and the post-MDGs agenda.

Find a selection of stories, events and resources from RWEE here. To contribute, please contact and features over 600 discussions available to join and over 500 stories, plus news, events and resources from a global network of individuals and organizations advocating for women's economic empowerment. 

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Join the discussions on a wide range of topics here was jointly developed by UN Women and the government of Canada as a dynamic online platform to improve the sharing of evidence, experiences and good practices on women’s economic empowerment, following a commitment made at the Ottawa Conference in 2011. In 2013, this platform was launched during the High-Level session of the United Nations General Assembly. In parallel, UN Women supported the development of the Gender in Agriculture Partnership, a multi-stakeholder network for action, developed through the passion and commitment of individuals across many civil, private, governmental and inter-governmental institutions at global, regional, national and local levels, working together to promote gender equity and empower women in agriculture.

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