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Reaffirmed commitment towards implementing anti-discrimination treaty for women

22/3/2017
Continuing the strong momentum from three side events on the opening day of the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), another side event on “Empowering rural and indigenous women to achieve food security and nutrition” took place on 15 March in New York.

Striving to leave no one behind: FAO kicks off 2017 Commission on Status of Women with three side events on empowering rural women

22/3/2017
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) contributed prominently to the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) with three side events on 13 March, the opening day of the two-week session.

In Latin America and the Caribbean: a campaign for the empowerment of rural women

20/3/2017
A regional campaign, launched on International Women's Day by the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, will focus on the empowerment of rural women towards sustainable development.

Women in Latin America and the Caribbean face greater poverty and obesity compared to men

20/3/2017
In Latin America, 40% of rural women over the age of 15 do not have their own income, although they work on a daily basis, unpaid. In addition, rural women in the region only have a fraction of the land, credit, productive inputs and education that men do.

In Tirana, Albania: an international conference on women’s access to land

20/3/2017
Women's land rights are vital to every country’s development. Yet, those rights are routinely violated, denied, or simply not enforced.
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