FSN Forum

The online discussion "Rural women: striving for gender transformative impacts" is hosted by the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition and facilitated by Clare Bishop-Sambrook.

Anyone interested is welcome to participate. There are 2 modalities: 1) either you sign up to the FSN Forum and become a member of the network and receive regular updates on activities going on or 2) you simply send comments via email to and the moderator will post it in your name.

All comments are available on the website and in the proceedings document. FSN Forum will prepare a summary at the end of the discussion which will feed into the preparations of the CSW 62.

During the 3 weeks Clare Bishop-Sambrook will facilitate the discussion by sending regular feedback on the comments received.

Expert Group Meeting

In preparation for the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women convened an Expert Group Meeting on the priority theme: “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.” The Expert Group Meeting was co-convened by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) at IFAD Headquarters in Rome, Italy, on 20 to 22 September 2017.