Gender Equality and Rural Women’s Empowerment Network
Near East and North Africa Region
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For FAO, gender equality is equal participation of women and men in decision-making, equal ability to exercise their human rights, equal access to and control of resources and the benefits of development, and equal opportunities in employment and in all other aspects of their livelihoods. Gender equality is when women and men enjoy equal rights, opportunities and entitlements in civil and political life
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Recent News

True meaning of empowerment

True meaning of empowerment

"25 Oct 2016"
Women’s empowerment is an inclusive process that should benefit women at all socioeconomic levels and in all career paths. Women should be supported in all fields, from farms to th .... Details
New programme aims to increase representation of female farmers in the Middle East
New programme aims to increase representation of female farmers in the Middle East
"24 Oct 2016"
Young Arab women studying agriculture will be offered a development programme that will hopefully enable them to improve the region’s food security. Tamkeen, also known as the Youn .... Details
Regional workshop on the integration of Gender-Disaggregated Data in agricultural national statistics
Regional workshop on the integration of Gender-Disaggregated Data in agricultural national statistics
"01 Sep 2016"
The regional workshop on the use of gender statistics in the field of agriculture and the plans to integrate the gender issue in agricultural statistics was launched on Thursday, S .... Details
Empowering women key to preventing extremism in Jordan
Empowering women key to preventing extremism in Jordan
"27 Jul 2016"
“Targeted, strategic attacks on women’s rights and freedoms” are becoming a defining character of rising extremism and violence. As extremist groups seize control of territories, w .... Details

Recent Projects

New training module to improve food security and nutrition for upper Egypt’s women

Duration : 2/8/2016
Community Nutrition Kitchens target women and youth for improved household food and nutrition security... Details

Recent Events

International Women's Day "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality" 2016
"08 Mar 2016"
The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. ... Details
International Women's Day March for Gender Equality and Women's Rights
International Women's Day March for Gender Equality and Women's Rights
"08 Mar 2015"
The year 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, a significant turning point in the ... Details
“Spring Forward for Women” Conference
“Spring Forward for Women” Conference
"05 Nov 2014"
The under-representation of women in the public sphere constitutes a serious hinder to the legitimacy of the contemporary democ ... Details

Publications

World Bank Group Gender Strategy (FY16-23) : Gender Equality, Poverty Reduction and Inclusive Growth

World Bank Group Gender Strategy (FY16-23) : Gender Equality, Poverty Reduction and Inclusive Growth

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GENDER POLICY (2015–2020)

GENDER POLICY (2015–2020)

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Good practice policies to eliminate gender inequalities in fish value chains

Good practice policies to eliminate gender inequalities in fish value chains

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Important Linkes

Community of Practice Gender Training
Community of Practice Gender Training
African Women in Agricultural Research and Development
African Women in Agricultural Research and Development
gender and landrights
Gender and Land Rights Database
Gender in Agriculture
Gender in Agriculture E-platform