An in-depth look at FAO’s work on gender equality and women’s empowerment

Government officials appreciated FAO’s work in reducing hunger and enhancing the agri-food system by empowering women and closing the gender group.
The Near East and North Africa (NENA) Regional Office celebrated International Women’s Day with its staff on March 8, 2020.
FAO sub-offices in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Sindh provinces also celebrated the day with the staff taking a gender equality pledge and celebrating the day committing to achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women & girls.
The year 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and represents an unprecedented opportunity to mobilize global action to achieve gender equality and rights of all women and girls.
The comprehensive programme not only helps close the skills gap, but also plays a key role in extending knowledge to marginalized and disadvantaged populations, such as youth and women in rural communities.
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