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At CSW61: FAO's Hajnalka Petrics on CEDAW and the rights of rural women


Rural women can be "powerful economic agents," but policy makers must recognise their needs in order for them to "unleash" their potential, according to Hajnalka Petrics, Gender and Development Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Ms Petrics, who was at UN Headquarters for the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), spoke to Lucy Dean about the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the role FAO played in implementing it.