Gender

Resources

(FAO, 2020)

This new publication explores how  Dimitra Clubs contributed to improving social cohesion and prospects for local peace in the Tanganyika Province in DRC. This promising practice is an example of a resilience-building intervention implemented through an integrated, community-based, multi-partner approach operationalizing the humanitarian development-peace nexus.12 pp.

Vanuatu: Country Gender Assessment of agriculture and the rural sector

This country gender assessment of the agricultural and rural sectors of Vanuatu examines how gender issues interact with social, economic and environmental development. It will inform the country- and regional-level work of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and help the Pacific Community (SPC) to more accurately target technical support for rural development to the Government of Vanuatu. It also outlines recommendations for gender mainstreaming in the agricultural and rural sectors in Vanuatu. 65 pp.

Equal access to resources and power for food security in the face of climate change

This infographic shows women’s access to financial and productive resources, decision-making fora, knowledge, technology, land, water, services and markets, illustrating the link to food security and climate change.

Rural women and the Millennium Development Goals

In the developing world, women are the backbone of rural economies. Yet, with only a few exceptions, rural women fare worse than rural men and urban women and men for every MDG indicator for which data are available.

An FAO project with a women’s clam association in Tunisia’s Gulf of Gabes helped the clam harvesters to earn more for their labour, while also incorporating sustainable practices.
International Women's Day (IWD) is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, while also making a call to action for strengthening gender equality and accelerating women’s empowerment.
5 July 2017, Rome – A special event on gender equality and women's empowerment on the sidelines of the 40th Session of the FAO Conference.