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Message from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf marking the International Women's Day Centenary


"Achieving gender equality is not merely a question of fairness - but also a strategic economic decision which the world can no longer afford to delay," said Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.


Message from Jacobo Regalado marking the International Women's Day Centenary


Jacobo Regalado, Minister of Agriculture for Honduras, says FAO's latest SOFA report is an important document that sheds light on many critical issues related to women and agriculture. (Spanish)


Taking action to support rural women


Marcela Villarreal, Director of FAO's Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division, explains why a high-level meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council puts the spotlight on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Photo: © FAO

Gender Equality at FAO


On the occasion of International Women's Day 2010, FAO Director General Jacques Diouf speaks of women’s empowerment and gender equality as fundamental elements to FAO’s vision of a world free of hunger and malnutrition.

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FAO policy on gender equality


E-learning Course


Gender and Land Rights Database


UN system-wide news
on gender equality



FAO Gender Programme
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations