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Gender equality for resilience in protracted crises

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This webinar was organised with support from the European Union.

5 September 2016 – 14.00 - 15.30 CEST

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  • Unna Mustalampi, Gender Mainstreaming Officer, FAO


  • Dominique Burgeon, Director of Emergency and Rehabilitation Division, and Strategic Programme Leader – Resilience, FAO

The pursuit of gender equality and women’s empowerment is essential in crisis situations. A strong body of evidence exists that hunger and rural poverty can be reduced when gender equality is factored into programming. Men, women, boys and girls are exposed to different types of risks and challenges, and have specific coping strategies related to food and nutrition security. A better understanding of these gender-related differences and constraints is critical to help communities become more resilient in the face of risk and uncertainty.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has developed a number of proven approaches to work with rural men and women in protracted crises situations. These approaches not only focus on the practical needs of women and girls, but strive to positively transform gender roles and relations, thus meeting their strategic needs.

This webinar discusses policy responses and programming measures aimed at gender equality, based on FAO experiences in different protracted crises contexts. The webinar focuses in particular on the implementation of the recommendations and principles of the Committee on World Food Security’s Framework for Action (CFS-FFA) for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises.

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