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Large-scale biofuel production may increase marginalization of women

21/4/2008
Rapid increases in the large-scale production of liquid biofuels in developing countries could exacerbate the marginalization of women in rural areas threatening their livelihoods, according to a new FAO study.

Miriam Makeba visits rape survivors in Congo (DR)

13/3/2008
Singer and activist Miriam Makeba says women survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo face a “triple tragedy” of physical, psychological and social damage

Climate change a further challenge for gender equity

10/3/2008
The effect of climate change could in many areas of the world "diminish considerably the progress we have made so far in securing gender equality,” said Iceland’s Minister of the Environment, Ms Thorunn Sveinbjarnardóttir, at an FAO event marking International Women’s Day.

Climate change: Focussing on how the vulnerable can cope

7/12/2007
With higher temperatures, unpredictable rainfall, and a potential sea level rise, entailing more frequent or more intense disasters, no part of the world will be safe from the impacts of the changing climate.

Women fill top posts at FAO

15/1/2007
FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf has announced the appointment of two women to top positions in the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
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