Step It Up Together with Rural Women to End Hunger and Poverty


The 2030 Agenda envisages a future we want in which no one is left behind.

Gender equality and women’s empowerment runs as an important theme throughout the Agenda for Sustainable Development. In addition to SDG 5 “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”, gender equality is mainstreamed across all the SDGs. Achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment is an absolute precondition to break the cycle of poverty and hunger, and to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This ambitious and transformational vision of Agenda 2030 calls for a political and institutional shift towards gender equality....

Round Table I

Promoting rural women’s economic empowerment

Globalisation, rural transformation and technological innovation are happening worldwide, bringing along significant opportunities for economic growth, enhanced food security and better nutrition. However, there is a growing concern that smallholder farmers may be left behind, as they often lack the means needed to benefit from globalisation. ...

Round Table II

Gender Transformative Approach to Ending Poverty, Hunger and Undernutrition

The Agenda 2030 calls for a stronger commitment to realization of gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment. To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), gender approaches must be transformative and address the structural impediments to gender equality...