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14/02/2017
Challenge: How to make sure rural women benefit from economic growth?
10/02/2017
A fundamental first step is to incorporate the gender approach into the legal frameworks, laws and policies regarding food security in the region.
16/12/2016
But gender inequality is putting a brake on sustainable development.
03/11/2016
A new FAO report notes that while initial steps have been taken to alleviate the problems of rural women in the country, gender inequalities are still deeply rooted in society and change needs to be accelerated.
01/11/2016
“Rural women should be equal partners in all areas of decision making on food and agriculture,” said Fatimata Dia Sow, ECOWAS Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender, on the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women 2016.