Women and Rural Employment - Fighting Poverty by Redefining Gender Roles
AbstractAbout 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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Bibliographic InfoPaper 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.
Length: 2 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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rural development; gender; equality; women; employment;
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