In the province of Tshopo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, FAO-Dimitra Clubs have played a key role in improving food security and nutrition and in promoting gender equality for men, women and youth.
As part of a series of videos exploring the impact of FAO-Dimitra Clubs in rural communities, this video showcases the important role the Clubs play in helping women gain self-confidence and build their capacities to become leaders in their communities.
A look at how members of FAO-Dimitra Clubs in the Niger and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have succeeded in improving their livelihoods and creating momentum at community level. This video, which is part of a series entitled "Impact of FAO-Dimitra Clubs: Empowering Rural People," also explores collaborations between the Clubs and other development actors, such as rural institutions.
Three women tell the story of their successes through three different FAO projects in Bangladesh: Shipra Bagchi, a shrimp farmer from the Khulna division in the southwest; Monowara Begum, a crop farmer from Mymensingh, in the north; and Eliza Khan, a dairy farmer from the Rajshahi division in central Bangladesh.
As in other countries, the joint programme for Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women (RWEE) in Niger works to improve rural women’s food and nutrition security, increase their incomes, enhance their decision-making power and encourage policy environments that are conducive to their economic empowerment.