Gender

Webinars and Events

Measuring What Matters: 10 Years of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index, why has it mattered, and what’s next?

24 March 2022 - The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) is the first-ever direct measure of women’s empowerment and inclusion in the agriculture sector. This event provides an opportunity to discuss country experiences in using the WEAI, identify policy-relevant and actionable WEAI-based insights that countries and partners would like to see for the Women’s Empowerment Metric for National Statistical Systems (WEMNS) and presents a vision for the next ten years of the WEAI.

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Empowering Rural Women through a Climate Resilience Lens

23 March 2022 - This event launches a new phase of the JP RWEE that will even further enhance its holistic approach to advancing rural women’s economic empowerment by integrating a climate resilience lens to tackle deep rooted social norms which limit women’s participation and leadership in rural communities including through applying gender transformative approaches.

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Reaching gender equality, youth inclusion and parity in decision-making in the climate change dialogue

17 March 2022 - This event called to remodel the climate dialogue for achieving gender equality, youth inclusion and gender parity. Co-hosted by FAO, CGIAR GENDER Platform, UN Climate Change and Youth Climate Movement (YouNGO) during the 66th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66).

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Empowering rural women in value chains for sustainable tourism in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

16 March 2022 - In the context of the 66th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, this event focuses on sustainable tourism and its contribution to women’s economic empowerment, with a special focus on local food production for income generation and job creation.

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Promoting women’s and girls’ participation and leadership in disaster risk reduction and financing

14 March 2022 - An FAO and African Risk Capacity roundtable discussion at the 66th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women highlighted the need for improved policies and transformative strategies to achieve gender equality in the context of climate change, and Disaster Risk Reduction policies and programmes.

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Women leading change and breaking biases

08 March 2022 - This event, hosted by the FAO Liaison Office in Brussels and FAO Country Office in Kenya, celebrated International Women's Day by introducing the powerful stories of inspiring women and the obstacles that they faced in building their journey, hoping to pave the way for more opportunities for other women and girls.

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Women and a Changing Tide: How to Break the Bias - Perspective from African small-scale fisheries

08 March 2022 - In celebration of International Women’s Day 2022 this event highlights the role of women in small-scaler fisheries in Africa and feature actions to break the gender bias in small-scale fisheries. This event is timely, at the start of the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022 and will set the scene for a series of events on gender and women’s empowerment throu¬ghout fisheries and aquaculture value chains.

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Women in Research and Extension: Advancing Gender Equality in Innovation in Asia-Pacific

08 March 2022 - The webinar aims to inspire and mobilize change to help advance women’s role as innovators in their respective areas of research and extension, to ensure their meaningful and inclusive contribution to the transformation of agri-food systems in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Source: Burcu Köleli for UN Women (2022)

International Women’s Day 2022 Theme: "Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow"

08 March 2022 - This year’s theme "Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow" recognizes the crucial contribution of women and girls in climate adaptation and mitigation and resilience building.

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Agrifood systems facing climate change in the MENA region: gender equality for better resilience

07 March 2022 - This event, co-organised by the UfM, FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa (FAO RNE) and CIHEAM, aims to raise awareness on the gender-differentiated impacts of climate change on agri-food systems, and on the interventions that are needed to address them, build women and girls’ resilience, and unleash their potential to mitigate climate change and adapt to its impacts.

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Gender-based Violence: Strengthening our resolve to act

08 December 2021 - In commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the three Rome-based agencies hosted a webinar to close the "16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (GBV)" campaign and raise awareness of the persistence of gender-based violence and the implications for food security.

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Policy Dialogue: Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 and Gender-Responsive Policymaking in Agriculture and Food Systems during the COVID-19 Pandemic

15 November 2021 - This Policy Dialogue presents recent findings from Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda, and Zambia on the gendered-differentiated impacts of COVID-19 on men and women in rural areas and the agricultural sector and offers a forum for policymakers to discuss the findings and explore important elements for the design and implementation of gender-responsive policies and programmes that can minimize the economic, food insecurity, and social impacts of the pandemic.

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Parliamentarian Action #6 | Gender equality action for climate resilient food systems: parliamentarians' perspectives

29 September 2021 - The sixth virtual dialogue allowed for an exchange of experiences and lessons for strengthening gender-responsive and climate-resilient food systems, in addition to the expected role of parliamentarians in Africa.

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Gender Transformative Approaches to Financial Inclusion for Food Security and Nutrition

01 July 2021 - In this webinar, experts in financial inclusion and women’s empowerment share examples of transformative approaches that can improve access to financial products and services for rural women. This event was co-hosted by FAO and IFAD.

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Parliamentarian Action #5 | Alternative Approaches to Collateral to Increase Women’s Access to Rural and Agricultural Finance

29 June 2021 - This virtual dialogue of the Parliamentarians Actions for Gender Equality and Resilient Food Systems in Response to Covid-19 series discusses the perceived and actual risks of agricultural lending by formal financial institutions and how this situation is exacerbated for rural women, who often do not inherit and possess assets or properties that can be accepted by formal financial institutions as conventional forms of collateral.

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Community Engagement for Collective Action

22 June 2021 - The fifth and final webinar in the “Community Engagement Days” series, provides examples of how community engagement and collective action function as key drivers of successful rural development strategies, programmes and projects.

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Gender, value chains and sustainable tourism in SIDS

27 May 2021 - The third in a series, in the framework of the Subprogramme Empowering women in food systems and strengthening the local capacities and resilience of SIDS in the agri-food sector, this webinar showcases innovative practices linking gender equality, climate change and sustainable tourism in SIDS and discusses how multistakeholder partnerships can enable successful initiatives for empowering women in agribusiness.

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Community Engagement Days - Community Engagement for Resilience and Peace

22 April 2021 - This webinar is part of the series of five webinars called “Community Engagement Days.” This third webinar aims at examining the role of community engagement approaches in strengthening resilience and facilitating peacebuilding in conflict-affected and fragile contexts.

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Holistic Women’s Economic Empowerment

24 March 2021 - The event presents findings from the Programme and discusses a holistic approach to women’s economic empowerment, encompassing social and political empowerment, can enable rural women to realize their rights and achieve empowerment.

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Harnessing the SDGs to Secure Women’s Rights to Land

23 March 2021 - This event presents the experience of different countries, showing how they have adopted measures to secure women’s land rights. It also outlines the results and lessons learned based on the progress achieved on the reporting process of the SDG indicator related to women’s legal land rights.

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Leaving No One Behind: Gender Inclusion in Education and Professional  Training for Rural Economy of Knowledge

17 March 2021 - The third and final webinar in the series "Food Policy, Rural Development and Gender Equality in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia: current trends and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic", participants discuss the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and propose solutions for moving towards transformative and inclusive food systems.

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Honouring Indigenous Women as Change-makers in Indigenous Peoples' Food Systems

17 March 2021 - Co-hosted by the FAO North America and the FAO Indigenous Peoples Unit, this event raises awareness about Indigenous Women as change-makers in food systems. Speakers include prominent North American Indigenous women leaders in the areas of food systems, land, and nutritional health.

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Rural Women, Youth and Economic Opportunities: Cases from Europe and Central Asia to Accelerate the Achievement of the SDGS

12 March 2021 - The second webinar in the series "Food Policy, Rural Development and Gender Equality in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia: current trends and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic", contributions to regional policy on the issues pertaining to sustainability of food systems in the region, rural youth and women, will be discussed by participants including representatives of international organizations, government bodies, academic and business communities, farmers and social organizations from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

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Community Engagement for Gender Equality and Rural Women’s Empowerment

11 March 2021 - The webinar aims to understanding how community engagement approaches have been able to promote advancements in gender equality and people’s empowerment, including changes in gender relations and roles.

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Community Engagement Days

11 March 2021 - This webinar series objective is to review achievements, potential and challenges of community engagement for empowerment approaches in rural development and humanitarian interventions and strategies. Webinar 2 aims to understand how community engagement approaches have been able to promote advancements in gender equality and people’s empowerment, including changes in gender relations and roles.

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Gender Responsive Agricultural аnd Food Systems Policies: Status аnd Prospects in Europe аnd Central Asia Region

10 March 2021 - FAO in collaboration with the Institute for Agrarian Studies of the National Research University Higher School of Economics organize an International Forum "Food Policy, Rural Development and Gender Equality in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia: current trends and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic".  During the webinar, participants discuss current issues in agriculture and food systems policies and their connection to gender inequalities in rural areas in the region.

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Leading the Change: Women at the Forefront to Build a Better Future

08 March 2021 - The second webinar for 2021's International Women's Day celebrates women and girls’ remarkable efforts in shaping a more equitable future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Women’s Leadership in International Organizations

08 March 2021 - 2021's International Women's Day theme celebrated the efforts of women and girls around the world to shape a more equitable future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The first webinar discusses solutions to improve women's leadership within international organizations, with special attention to the institutional challenges faced by women to reach senior management positions.

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Women’s Leadership in Fisheries and Aquaculture

08 March 2021 - This event called on women leaders to share experiences, challenges, and successes in achieving their leadership positions in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. As awareness of gender issues in international and national arenas grows, policy-makers in fisheries and aquaculture are becoming more gender-sensitive and are beginning to address gender issues in the fisheries sector.

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Understanding the Link between Gender and Food Loss in the Fish Value Chain in Africa

11 December 2020 - This webinar discusses and introduces the interlinked issues of gender and food loss in African fish value chains, and provides recommendations to strengthen the capacity of stakeholders on gender and food loss.

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Addressing Gender-Based Violence in the Context of COVID-19: Reaching Rural Women, Girls, Men and Boys

10 December 2020 - Rome-Based Agencies’ (RBAs) virtual event to close the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence (GBV) campaign. The webinar focuses on the rise in gender-based violence in the context of COVID-19. Since the beginning of pandemic, the incidence of GBV has increased across the world, in some countries doubling compared to the 2019 levels. Eliminating GBV is crucial, not only because it violates human rights, but also because it fuels food insecurity and poverty.

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Addressing Gender Equality and Climate Risks in SIDS

24 November 2020 - This webinar highlights the interconnection between gender equality, climate change and value chains in SIDS. Valuable experiences and examples from SIDS countries will be shared which show how gender sensitive interventions can shape inclusive and climate resilient value chains and enterprises. Prominent speakers share knowledge and experiences in the fight against gender-based discrimination through different fronts, including research, policy advice and field work.

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Parliamentarians Action #4 |Engaging young women and men in rural and agriculture development and resilience building in the face of COVID-19 and beyond

12 November 2020 - The fourth virtual dialogue in the Parliamentarians’ Action for Gender Equality and Resilient Food Systems in Response to COVID-19 series provided a space for parliamentarians, youth, and other stakeholders to discuss how to engage young women and men in our efforts to eradicate rural poverty, food insecurity, and malnutrition, as well as measures to foster youth empowerment, gender equality, and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Gender Equality and Value Chains in Small Island Development States (SIDS)

24 September 2020 - This webinar presents key findings on gender issues in food systems and resilience in SIDS, with evidence from Barbados, Santa Lucia, Palau, Samoa, Comoros, and Sao Tome and Principe. It is part of a series of webinars under the theme “Empowering women in food systems in SIDS”, where experiences and evidence on gender, agrifood value chain development and climate-resilient agriculture in SIDS will be presented.

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Parliamentarians Action #3 | Protecting and Promoting Women’s Land Rights in the Face of COVID-19 and Beyond

17 September 2020 - This dialogue's theme covers the importance of women’s land rights for the achievement of the  Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agenda in terms of the eradication of food insecurity, poverty, and gender inequality, as well as the measures to foster gender-equitable land tenure rights during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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Gendered impacts of COVID-19 and social protection responses in rural areas

27 August 2020 - The webinar presents an overview of the gendered dimensions of the response to COVID-19 in rural areas and highlights how social protection can be made gender-sensitive. Speakers include FAO Assistant Director-General, Mr Maximo Torer Cullen, and Nivine El Kabbag, Minister of Social Solidarity, the Government of Egypt.

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Parliamentarian Action #2 | Advancing gender equality in the context of family farming

22 July 2020 - This dialogue discusses the role of parliamentarians in the implementation of gender policies, legislation, and investments in support of family farming. In particular, the role of rural women in contributing to sustainable agriculture and food systems during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond was addressed.

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Parliamentarians' Action #1 | Gender Equality and Food Security as a Response to COVID-19

18 June 2020 - This webinar is the first in a series that aims to enhance the role of parliamentarians in mitigating the gender-differentiated impacts of COVID-19 on food systems. This event offered a unique opportunity for parliamentarians from various regions to reflect on their role in tackling the COVID-19 crisis. Participants shared examples of good practices in terms of gender-responsive policy measures undertaken in their respective regions to reinforce food security and food systems.

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Securing Sustainable Food Systems Hinges on Gender Equality

06 March 2020 - The theme for the observance of the International Women’s Day 2020 is: "I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. Since 2020 marks also the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, which took place in Beijing in September 1995, this year’s IWD presents a unique opportunity to review the global progress made on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the last 25 years, identify the gender gaps that still remain, and outline the way forward.

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Gender and Climate Change in Agriculture

14 March 2020 - This webinar aligns with this year's UN theme for International Women's Day: "I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women's Rights". It provides an opportunity to review global progress on gender equality and women's empowerment since the Fourth World Conference on Women.

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