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Press release: UN Commission on the Status of Women delivers a blueprint to ensure the rights and development of rural women and girls

Friday, March 23, 2018

The UN’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s rights concluded today in New York with the strong commitment by UN Member States to achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls. Coming on the heels of unprecedented global activism and public outcry to end gender injustice and discrimination worldwide, the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) reached a robust agreement highlighting the urgency of empowering and supporting those who need it most and have, for too long, been left behind. More

Press release: As global mobilization intensifies on women’s rights, UN’s largest meeting on gender equality begins

Friday, March 9, 2018

Spotlight on rural women and girls during the Commission on the Status of Women, focus on critical issues such as ensuring adequate living standards, food and nutrition security, access to land, technology, education, health, and ending all forms of violence and harmful practices More

Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women for International Women’s Day More

Engendering Economic Security and Poverty Reduction

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Building on the lessons learned from its pilot work with rural women small farmers and decent work interventions with Caribbean domestic workers, the MCO Caribbean is broadening its partnerships to address the economic vulnerability of poor rural women-headed households. More

Executive Director Statement for International Day for Rural Women 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Today, on the International Day of Rural Women, let us all, individuals, governments and the United Nations system, commit to recognize the contributions and rights of rural women, including their rights to land and resources. More

Protecting their crops through green technologies, Caribbean women fend for themselves

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Often totally dependent on rainfall for irrigation, battling increasingly longer droughts and intense bursts when the rain does come, Caribbean women farmers are looking to more sustainable means of crop production. More

Rural Women, Their Contributions and Challenges, to Be Highlighted at UN Commission on the Status of Women, 27 February - 9 March

Friday, February 24, 2012

The 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will open on 27 February at United Nations headquarters, focused on the theme of empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, sustainable development and current challenges. More

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