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

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

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

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

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

UN agencies in Rome step up on gender equality to end hunger and poverty

Leaders from the three UN Rome-based agencies today marked International Women's Day by reinforcing their commitments to step up efforts to invest in the capacities of rural women as key agents of change in building a world without hunger.
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