Women hold the key to building a world free from hunger and poverty

But gender inequality is putting a brake on sustainable development.

Albania’s rural women face an uphill climb

A new FAO report notes that while initial steps have been taken to alleviate the problems of rural women in the country, gender inequalities are still deeply rooted in society and change needs to be accelerated.

Leaving no rural woman behind: ECOWAS and FAO champion the cause of rural women in West Africa

“Rural women should be equal partners in all areas of decision making on food and agriculture,” said Fatimata Dia Sow, ECOWAS Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender, on the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women 2016.

Examples of empowerment: snapshots and stories from rural women around the world

On the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women, we take a look at some ways in which a multi-agency programme for the economic empowerment of rural women is making a difference.

Coming Soon: High-level Event to “Step It Up Together for Rural Women to End Hunger and Poverty”

Scheduled for 16 December 2016 at FAO in Rome, Italy, the Event will bring together governments, specialized agencies, civil society and others to reflect on the causes and consequences of gender disparities in rural areas, and to identify challenges and opportunities for unleashing the potential of rural women and girls to end hunger and poverty, particularly within the context of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.
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