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UN Women, FAO, IFAD and WFP: empowerment of women in rural areas is pre-requisite for global food security

27/9/2012
UN Women and the three Rome-based United Nations agencies working on food and agriculture today launched a joint programme to empower poor rural women through economic integration and food security initiatives.

FAO, IFAD, WFP and UN Women launch a five-year multi-agency programme to empower rural women

13/7/2012
FAO's Director General José Graziano da Silva, the Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, the Executive Director of WFP, Ertharin Cousin, and representatives of IFAD participated in a high-level meeting at the WFP headquarters to discuss a 5-year multi-agency programme to empower rural women.

New gender and land profiles shed light on women’s rights in Central Asia

25/6/2012
The Gender and Land Rights database (GLRD) launches five new country profiles from Central Asia: Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, available in English and Russian.

G(irls)20 summit: closing the gender gap in agriculture

29/5/2012
The G(irls)20 Summit, taking place in Mexico in advance of the G20 meeting, brings together young women, aged 18-20, from G20 countries and the African Union to look at the G20 leaders’ agenda through the lens of the economic empowerment and inclusion of girls and women.

International Women’s Day: Inspiring better futures for young rural women

13/3/2012
Creating better opportunities for young women in rural areas was the focus of the UN Rome-based agencies’ -- the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Food Programme (WFP) and FAO -- commemoration of International Women’s Day this year.
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