The latest news and information on gender equality and women's empowerment


“If we tackle the gender inequalities endemic in agrifood systems and empower women, the world will take a leap forward in addressing the goals of ending poverty and creating a world free from hunger”, says FAO Director-General QU Dongyu in the foreword of the report.


FAO-IFAD-WFP push to enhance rural women and girls’ digital capabilities and tackle the barriers they face to access technology to be equal contributors to our agrifood systems.

“We saw the rates of GBV around the world rise dramatically, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Henry Swira, Director for Gender, Youth and Livelihoods at CARE USA.
FAO Director-General emphasizes the role of digital public goods
“We women are progressively more involved in all the sectors of animal production, and this is more and more accepted by men,” says Zeinabou.
$80 million USAID contribution will support FAO projects targeting smallholder resilience, women’s empowerment and environmental sustainability
As Indigenous Peoples, the Cabécar have lived through many periods of struggle over land ownership and governance.
The 5-day Training Workshop equipped rural women from the Caribbean Network of Rural Women Producers (CANROP) with soft skills such as conflict management and effective communication strategies.
The JP GTA’s diagnostic study in Malawi is also being carried out as part of the Social Norms Diagnostic Co-Lab.
By strengthening knowledge on food security, nutrition and sustainable production, the JP GTA seeks to narrow gender gaps in a sector where the work of men and women and their access to resources should be recognized equally.
FAO Director-General QU Dongyu addresses inaugural High-Level Dialogue by the Food Coalition
The WeCaN Advocacy Training Journey is designed to increase women's access and contributions to planning and decision-making in dryland forests and agrosilvopastoral management.
The training is the first of five batches to be conducted this year for a target of 150 trainees from East Sepik and Sandaun provinces.
The establishment of AWFISHNET Malawi is in line with the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines), which recognize the importance of organizing women in fisheries.
In Malawi, the Programme seeks to enhance the economic autonomy of women and youth through improved financial inclusion, working with governmental institutions and regulatory bodies and more.
Celebrating the contributions of rural and indigenous women to healthy food systems and a sustainable tomorrow
Four UN agencies will launch a new phase of a joint programme that aims to secure rural women’s livelihoods, rights and resilience
FAO in West Africa shared its achievements in enabling women to engage in climate change action by building their resilience while calling for more action to increase women's participation in leadership roles.
66th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women: Side event by FAO and the African Risk Capacity Group sheds light on the need for gender-sensitive policies and programming in climate action
EU-STREIT PNG Programme, in collaboration with local partners, marked International Women’s Day in rural Sepik with close to 1000 men, women and youth.