The latest news and information on gender equality and women's empowerment
Women’s equality in agrifood systems could boost the global economy by $1 trillion, reduce food insecurity by 45 million: new FAO report
“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.
International Women’s Day 2023: Bridging the digital gender divide is essential for unleashing women’s potential in rural areas, say UN food and agriculture agencies
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.
Gender-based violence: a crisis within crises
“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.
G20 meeting: Digitalization is a big opportunity for women and youth in rural areas, says FAO
FAO Director-General emphasizes the role of digital public goods
Food Heroes | World Food Day | Zeinabou Mint Smail
“We women are progressively more involved in all the sectors of animal production, and this is more and more accepted by men,” says Zeinabou.
Afghanistan: Boosting local food production, generating income and reviving rural markets
$80 million USAID contribution will support FAO projects targeting smallholder resilience, women’s empowerment and environmental sustainability
Indigenous women take the lead to improve food security in their Costa Rican communities
As Indigenous Peoples, the Cabécar have lived through many periods of struggle over land ownership and governance.
Caribbean Rural Women from ten countries to strengthen the creation of social capital in farmer organizations
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.
Malawi study and reflection workshop advance understanding of gendered social norms
The JP GTA’s diagnostic study in Malawi is also being carried out as part of the Social Norms Diagnostic Co-Lab.
Training of Trainers in Ecuador: Strengthening knowledge in gender transformative approaches, food security and nutrition
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.
Gender equality is key to transform agrifood systems and fight hunger
FAO Director-General QU Dongyu addresses inaugural High-Level Dialogue by the Food Coalition
Twenty WeCaN members complete training session on women’s advocacy, gender and climate
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.
Empowering youth and women to promote decent work employment and supporting quality construction works in rural Papua New Guinea
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.
Strengthening the participation of women in fisheries and aquaculture
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.
Joining forces to promote gender transformative approaches
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.
Rural women embrace agroecology to overcome social and environmental hurdles
Celebrating the contributions of rural and indigenous women to healthy food systems and a sustainable tomorrow
Empowering rural women: joint UN programme's new phase to target countries in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific
Four UN agencies will launch a new phase of a joint programme that aims to secure rural women’s livelihoods, rights and resilience
International Women's Day 2022: FAO shared its strategies for women's resilience to climate change
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.
Women’s leadership in Disaster Risk Reduction and financing
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
Engaging and educating 1000 rural folks in Papua New Guinea to highlight and celebrate International Women’s Day 2022
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.