Women

Globally, women are still highly underrepresented in countries’ parliaments, UN Women states on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Moreover, inequality between women and men is expected to rise due to ongoing…

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Women

Women in rural areas are triggering great changes every day despite many obstacles. As part of the special “ONEWORLD No Hunger” initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ),…

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Women

This report puts the spotlight on women's role in agrifood systems. "Rural women are the pillars of our food systems and agents of change for food security and climate justice," UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed…

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Women

The potential of women to make a positive contribution to rural development is enormous. However, women’s capabilities remain underappreciated. On behalf of the German government, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale…

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Live radio stations in the rural north of Cameroon are producing a series on women micro-entrepreneurs of non-timber forest products (NTFP). In 50 programmes, the women talk about their business and the challenge of…

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A new publication of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz) GmbH: ‘Raising voices’ calls for us to listen to women in drug-crop cultivation regions and make use of their knowledge.

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Women

This report focuses on the pivotal role women play in food systems and economies. The authors point out that sexist ideas and practices have kept their roles and specific needs hidden from the general public eye.

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Women

Violence against girls and women is an age-old global issue that is, at the same time, shockingly topical. On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, German Development Minister…

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Women account for 50 per cent of the global population, however on average retain less than 30 per cent of positions in various forms of political office and decision making. The Beijing Declaration and Platform for…

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Despite much progress in maternal health, especially in the course of the Millennium Development Goals, a large number of mothers still die each year in the context of pregnancy, child birth and post-partum period in…

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