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Gender Equality

Égalité entre les hommes et les femmes

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Definition:
Gender equality means that men and women have equal conditions for realizing their full human rights and potential to contribute to national, political, economic, social and cultural development and to benefit from the results. In water management for agriculture this means that both men and women have equal conditions for using water for agricultural production, for contributing to its management and for benefiting from its use.

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Economics, policy, institutions, Geography, land, soil, population
 
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FAO. 2013. Passport to Mainstreaming Gender in Water Programmes: Key questions for interventions in the agricultural sector. Prepared by: Esther de Jong, Juan Antonio Sagardoy and Ilaria Sisto. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome.
 
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