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Zara Media focuses on gender equality and women’s empowerment not only as human rights, but also because they are a pathway to achieving the Millennium Development Goals and sustainable development.

Women labourers increase without empowerment

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - the news Mansoor Ahmed LAHORE: Though Pakistan has succeeded in increasing women participation in labour force - from 10.3 percent to 23 percent – the country still lags far behind global average, and ranks even poorer than economies in lower developmental stage. Social Worker Dr Khiswar Dhingra said according to International Labour Organisation (ILO) data, women form 40 percent of the world’s total working population. She said their inclusion in economic…

Women in Agriculture

May 01, 2014 By Marshall Matz-  Agri-Pulse Communications Let's be honest, agriculture remains one of the last bastions of the good old boys' network. But even in the world of agriculture things they are changing. From farm ownership, to agribusiness, to Washington leadership, women are entering agriculture in a significant way.  Last month USDA reported that “The number of farms operated by women has more than doubled since 1978. Across the country, nearly 300,000 women…

Six Innovative Initiatives that are Working to Strengthen Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture

10 April 2014 by Danielle Nierenberg -Food Tank Farmers and farmers groups, researchers and scientists, and government leaders and policy-makers from across the continent are gathered to better understand family farming in North America and to agree upon common recommendations for the development and support of family farmers in the United States and Mexico. The Dialogue also hopes to identify the key challenges family farmers face as well as the solutions they’re developing in their…

Reduce Risk, Vulnerability and Gender Inequality in Agriculture

March 19, 2014 - World Bank The Agriculture sector faces many risks that could pose potentially serious consequences for all stakeholders. Volatility in the prices of agricultural commodities and "inputs" such as fertilizer, pesticides and equipment, as well as impact from pests, diseases, droughts, floods and hurricanes—which have become more frequent and severe due to climate change—can negatively affect farmers and others involved in the agriculture industry. They can also put a severe…

Women to be professionally trained in Youth Development Scheme

ISLAMABAD, Feb 14 (APP): Chairperson Prime Minister’s Youth Programme, Maryam Nawaz on Friday said that government was fully committed to economic empowerment of women and would impart them vocational training through Youth Skill Development Scheme. The women would be professionally trained in skills like cookery, bakery and provided a monthly stipend worth Rs. 3000 to 5000 for a period of 6 months. The government will pay their fee as Rs. 800 million has been allocated for this programme,…

Women’s role in agriculture ‘understated’

By Lisa Deeney “The role of women in Irish agriculture is understated due to the predominance of male farm owners and the preference to transfer farmland to a son or other male relative.” This is according to a National Rural Network (NRN) report, which is being published this week. Its authors Lily Mulhall and Dr Pat Bogue undertook the research earlier this year to provide a greater understanding of women’s role in agriculture in context of the next Rural Development Plan.…

Food security tops rural development tasks

BEIJING, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- China has stressed the high priority of food security in its agricultural modernization and urged better arable land use and rural management. The country reiterated the importance of securing food quantity and quality in the process of deepening rural reforms, according to a statement issued after a central rural work conference that ended on Tuesday. "The bowls of the Chinese, in any situation, must rest soundly in our own hands. Our bowls should be filled…

Women empowerment & gender equality

Rayeha Majeed Peshawar: Women Empowerment: There are umpteenth agreements which affirm women's rights but still women are more likely to be poor & illiterate vis-a-vis men. They can hardly avail medical care, property ownership, credit, training & employment. In political sphere they have no say & domestically they spend pathetic life. The relative status of men & women, the interaction between gender & race, class & ethnicity & question of rights,…

Egypt’s women refuse to be intimidated: Women Empowerment

Women Empowerment: A new report says they are treated the worst in the Arab world, but many are hopeful their campaign for a voice will prevail Egyptian women were at the heart of the revolution that toppled president Hosni Mubarak. Their contribution ranged from work in the labour movement to a female journalist breaking taboos by suing the government for harassment. They walked shoulder to shoulder with men as the Egyptian population demanded the fall of the regime, as did the people of…

IN MY OPINION – The Rule of Law and Violence Against Women: Women Empowerment

by Carron Mann December 9, 2013 Women for Women International works in conflict-affected countries and we see the range of violence that women are subjected to and threatened with – including domestic violence, forced marriages and conflict-related forms of violence, such as rape as weapon of war. Whilst it has been almost 20 years since the Dayton Agreement was signed, insecurity and scars of conflict remain raw in Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H), especially for the women. Over…

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