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UN: Invest in rural women, help them build resilience to future crises

UN: Invest in rural women, help them build resilience to future crises | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The COVID-19 pandemic has now affected more than half the world’s women farmers with restrictions on movement, the closure of shops and markets, and disruption to their supply chains”, Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for the International Day of Rural Women.
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Watch letter -Strengthening the Role of Women in Rural and Agricultural Areas – Obstacles and Opportunities

Watch letter -Strengthening the Role of Women in Rural and Agricultural Areas – Obstacles and Opportunities | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Strengthening the Role of Women in Rural and Agricultural Areas – Obstacles and Opportunities
Co-published by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and the CIHEAM, the Watch letter n ° 40 "Strengthening the role of women in rural and agricultural areas - Obstacles and opportunities" aims to show different perspectives of the situation in the Mediterranean region by analyzing the challenges and opportunities in the socio-economic, social, environmental, legal and political domains.

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UN International Rural Women's Day - 15 October

UN International Rural Women's Day - 15 October | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Celebrated on the 15 October, the International Day of Rural Women recognizes the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security, and eradicating rural poverty.

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Rural women are the missing link in ecosystem restoration programs

Rural women are the missing link in ecosystem restoration programs | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Women and girls are often excluded from efforts to restore planetary ecosystems. This despite the huge roles they play in agriculture, food security, nutrition, land management and all other uses of nature. On this year’s International Day of Rural Women, let’s take a closer look at the structural barriers, social norms and historical biases that still hold us back and trip up our attempts to restore the planet.
Today, the decline of nature has reached dangerous levels, with catastrophic consequences in store for people and planet. In response,  global agendas and programs are prioritizing ecosystem restoration – this year for example, the UN General Assembly declared the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

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