Gender

Resources ::: Audios

International Women's Day 2012

9/3/2012

The theme this year: “Empower Rural Women, End Hunger and Poverty” focuses on the role that rural women play in ensuring food security. In this audio, learn how women farmers in northern Côte d’Ivoire are playing a key role in reducing poverty.

   

International Women's Day 2012: Town hall meeting to present FAO's new Policy on Gender Equality

8/3/2012

Listen to FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva and Marcela Villarreal, Director, Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division, present FAO's Policy on Gender Equality.

   

Cooperatives help in reducing poverty

31/10/2011

The UN has officially launched the 2012 International Year of Cooperatives (IYC) to highlight the role played by cooperatives in fighting poverty worldwide. Sha Zukang, head of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, outlines the role these member-driven institutions play in helping poor people.

   

Michelle Bachelet addresses the World Food Day 2011 ceremony

17/10/2011

Michelle Bachelet, former President of the Republic of Chile and current UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women, said in a keynote speech that a significant cause of food insecurity is "the poverty and discrimination faced by women and girls, including women farmers".

   

Focus on gender: Kathleen Merringan speaks at a side-event during FAO Conference

29/6/2011

Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture from the United States Department, speaks at the side-event entitled: A Dialogue on Women in Agriculture: Where to after SOFA?

   
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Gender and Climate Change Programme

 

 

Gender and Land Rights Database

 

 

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FAO Gender Programme
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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