FAO Liaison Office in New York

15 October 2014

NEW YORK – Rural women and their role in eradicating poverty should be given high priority in the context of the post 2015 development agenda. In spite of four world conferences on women, considerably more still needs to be done to address challenges specific to rural women who continue to face gender disparity and live under extreme poverty. Therefore, it is crucial to raise the profile of rural women and shed light on their struggles, panelists agreed during a discussion on “What Can We Do to Empower Rural Women in the Post-2015 Development Agenda?” organised by FAO, WFP, IFAD and UN Women to commemorate the 2014 International Day for Rural Women at the UN Headquarters on 15 October.

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