To celebrate International Women’s Day, Mokoro is pleased to share news of the successful completion of fieldwork in the fourth of six phases of our WOLTS pilot study in both Mongolia and Tanzania. WOLTS is a major multi-country strategic action-oriented research project in support of the land rights of women and vulnerable groups. The WOLTS team is well underway with preparing two major reports of our country research findings, to be launched, respectively, in May and June this year.
International Women’s Day is an opportunity to recognize the changing world of work, and the new challenges it throws up for women.
Empowerment of rural women is fundamental for achieving 2030 Agenda
FAO/IFAD/WFP Joint News Release
8 March 2017, Rome - Leaders from the three UN Rome-based agencies today marked International Women's Day by reinforcing their commitments to step up efforts to invest in the capacities of rural women as key agents of change in building a world without hunger.
While development programming is increasingly politically savvy, and women and girls are high on the agenda, it’s bizarre how often gender is overlooked as one of the key determinants of who gets what in the world.
Gender issues are relegated to the periphery in current debates and approaches concerning the sustainable governance of oil palm in Indonesia. However, ongoing research by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) points to the critical roles that women play as workers, smallholders and members of affected local communities. Gender inequities follow as oil palm expansion displaces local women from land on which they cultivate food crops.
A facet of this problem arises from the nature of the land tenure system in the country over the decades.
By Rachel Crome, Digital editor at Amnesty International
If there’s one thing we learned from January’s historic Women’s March, it’s that women are fed up of waiting. More than 3 million people – of all genders – marched worldwide for women’s rights, spurred on by US President Donald Trump’s misogynistic remarks and the growing backlash against women’s human rights around the world.
Across the wide world, women are rising up to protect the Earth, one another, and the common good
Date: 3 mars 2017
Les communautés locales ont besoin d’aide afin d’atténuer les conflits opposant les populations à la faune.
Il est essentiel d'impliquer activement les populations autochtones et les communautés locales dans les efforts visant à conserver la faune afin de maintenir la biodiversité et d'assurer la durabilité des moyens d'existence ruraux, a annoncé aujourd'hui la FAO à l'occasion de la Journée mondiale de la vie sauvage.
By: Monique Barbut
Date: 6 March 2017
International Women’s Day this year focuses on economic empowerment in the changing world of work. The vision is to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women and girls by 2030. Girls’ aged three will become adults with a legal right to work in 2030. Together, with those aged up to 10, these girls are the prime target for gender equality by 2030.