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Women and Rural Employment - Fighting Poverty by Redefining Gender Roles

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    About three quarters of the world’s poor live in rural areas. Among those, women constitute a particularly vulnerable, yet crucially important group for social and economic development. Investing in rural women is thus not only a moral imperative; it can also be a promising strategy to effectively fight poverty and hunger.

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    Paper provided by Economic and Social Development Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in its series FAO - Economic and Social Perspectives with number 5EN.

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    Length: 2 pages
    Date of creation: 2009
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    Handle: RePEc:fao:pbrief:05en

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    Keywords: rural development; gender; equality; women; employment;

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