In South Sudan: empowering women through strengthened livelihoods

“It is a terrifying reality that women in South Sudan have little to no rights,” explains Abdal Monium Osman, FAO Head of Programmes in South Sudan.

For International Women’s Day: a look at the crucial role of women in fisheries

A recent post from the Blue Growth Blog, run by FAO's Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, marked the occasion of International Women’s Day with a look at FAO project work in West Africa, where strengthening women’s role throughout the entire fish value chain is of key importance.

Making change in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

A look at FAO’s work with rural men and women farmers in a remote and rugged region of Bangladesh.

Research on the high seas: women scientists aboard the Nansen

As part of the EAF-Nansen Project, women scientists from Australia, Ghana and Indonesia join the crew of the the R/V Dr. Fridtjof Nansen – the only ship in the world to fly the UN flag.

Improving livelihoods of indigenous women in Nicaragua

The indigenous Mayangna women of the Bosawás Biosphere Reserve in northern Nicaragua face poverty, isolation, domestic violence and triple discrimination based on their gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic situation.
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