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Taking action to support rural women in agriculture

28/6/2010
Turning the tide against hunger will require taking urgent action on gender inequality, one of the main obstacles to food and nutrition security, the Food and Agriculture Organization said on the eve of a high-level UN meeting on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

FAO at global conference on employment for the future

2/6/2010
Developing decent work opportunities for both women and men, especially young people new to the labour market, will be the focus of a global summit in Sweden on the future of employment.

Protecting girls and boys from child labour: global conference

10/5/2010
FAO took part in a global conference on child labour in The Hague, The Netherlands, to put the spotlight on the key role that agriculture must play in eliminating hazardous and exploitative work for girls and boys.

Rural women as agents of change: FAO preps for June ECOSOC review

22/4/2010
The crucial role of women in food production worldwide and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals was the focus of a panel discussion held 22 April 2010 at UN Headquarters in New York

Sharpening the focus on gender in agriculture

15/4/2010
A new FAO toolkit aims to sharpen the focus of anti-hunger and development efforts by helping countries to gather more accurate information on the roles and responsibilities of men and women in agriculture
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