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Rural women: striving for gender transformative impacts (FSN Forum Summary)

(FAO, 2017)

This online discussion, held on the FSN Forum in July / August 2017, invited reflections on the current understanding of gender dynamics of rural livelihoods as well as information, views and experiences in preparation for the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women. The summary highlights critical gaps and priority areas for action on how to accelerate gender transformative impacts for rural women. 15pp.

Dimitra Clubs – Enhancing the resilience of rural men and women through community mobilization (Webinar Report)

(FAO, 2017)

This webinar provided an overview of the implementation of FAO's Dimitra Clubs, a community-driven approach to empower rural women, men and young people to work together and bring about positive changes in their communities. It highlighted Club results and their impact on the resilience of rural men and women’s livelihoods, and discussed issues of replicability and potential for upscaling. 14 pp.

Qualitative research on the impacts of social protection on rural women’s economic empowerment: The Malawi Social Cash Transfer Programme (Country Case Study Report)

(FAO, 2017)

In 2006, the Government of Malawi initiated a Social Cash Transfer Programme (SCTP), which it called Mtukula Pakhomo (‘Lifting up Families’). This report presents the findings from a qualitative research study (conducted in September 2015) of the Programme, and of its impacts on rural women’s economic empowerment. 117 pp.

Capacity Development Support to Rural Women on the Socio-economic and Gender Aspects of Sustainable Rural Development

(FAO, 2017)

This project, started in 2014 under the FAO-Turkey Partnership Programme, was developed to improve services for rural women by enhancing the capacity of institutions and of agricultural extension and rural advisory services staff in Turkey and Azerbaijan. 8 pp.

Developing capacities in gender-sensitive rural advisory services: A training of trainers manual

This manual provides guidance for organizing and facilitating training of trainers in gender-sensitive rural advisory services design and delivery. As part of the FAO project “Capacity Development Support to Rural Women on the Socio-economic and Gender Aspects of Sustainable Rural Development” (implemented in Turkey and Azerbaijan in 2014-16), it was designed for easy adaptation and use in strengthening advisory services globally. 114 pp.

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