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The voice of caregivers

14 May 2015

Ahead of International Day of Families on 15 May, we share Violet Shivutse’s story, featured as a story of change in UN Women’s flagship report Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights. More

Reaching out with public services across rural Moldova

14 October 2013

Offering advice on the job market, agriculture and land laws, the innovative “one-stop shop” model has already helped more than 10,000 women and men, in Moldova’s countryside. More

Changing the landscape with all-women worksites in India

14 October 2013

Rural women are now able to demand work, manage worksites and ensure wages are paid, largely due to a project that has reached over 30,000 women in 69 villages in northern India. More

Mothers lighting up homes and communities in rural Tanzania

04 June 2013

On World Environment Day, a tribute to six mothers and grandmothers from three remote villages in southern Tanzania who are bringing renewable energy to their communities, serving as role models, and increasing women’s safety and voice in local development. More

Dar es Salaam meeting brings women to the table on extractive industries

04 April 2013

A ministerial-level meeting on incorporating gender into extractive industries and natural resource management kicks off on today in Dar es Salaam, bringing together 30 participants from government, civil society, and the United Nations. The two-day meeting marks the beginning of a new partnership between Publish What You Pay and UN Women. More

Community Radio Expands Dialogue on Women’s Rights in Rural Communities

13 February 2013

Community radio uses the power of the medium, but redefines it to give a voice to the most marginalized communities. It creates a non-commercial platform, where ordinary people in rural communities, often the women of the community, own and produce the content they hear on the radio. More

UN launches new programme to empower rural women and girls

15 October 2012

As the world celebrates the International Day of Rural Women on 15 October, UN Women with the World Food Programme, Food and Agricultural Organization and International Fund for Agricultural Development are launching a joint programme in Rome to empower poor rural women through economic integration and food security initiatives. More

The role of women in rural development, food production and poverty eradication

15 October 2012

This week, UN Women celebrates three days which reflect women's key role in development, beginning with International Day for Rural Women on 15 October, World Food Day on 16 October, and International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October, 2012. Gender inequality and limited access to credit, healthcare and education have posed a number of challenges for rural women. Meanwhile, the global food and economic crisis and climate change have only aggravated the situation. Some 925 million people go hungry every day. More

Community Radio Expands Dialogue on Women’s Rights in Rural Communities

13 February 2012

In the silk producing district of Rajshahi in Bangladesh, a new voice has arrived. Residents recently heard the opening broadcast of Radio Padma 99.2FM, the first of the fourteen community radio stations planned for the country. More

Expert Group Meeting Addresses Rural Women’s Empowerment

14 October 2011

In September, UN Women sponsored an expert group meeting, “Enabling rural women's economic empowerment: institutions, opportunities and participation, in Accra, Ghana. Experts from a variety of disciplines and all regions of the world attended, along with a number of development practitioners, including representatives of farmers' associations. More

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