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The website conveys specific, helpful information and herewith supports the work of the members. Furthermore the website positions the Platform as a forum that is engaged in knowledge-sharing, advocacy and networking. The latest section aims to improve the interaction between members and raise awareness about agriculture and rural development policies by offering reliable and synthesised information about international and members’ related news and activities in ARD.

Complexities and Progress in Securing Land Tenure for Women and Marginalized Groups in Africa

29 November | Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

The 2019 Conference on Land Policy in Africa recognized that securing land tenure for women is a must



‘Empower Women, Power Trade’ Initiative to Strengthen Women’s Economic Empowerment in LDCs

Tokyo, Japan | 23 March 2019

The Enhanced Integrated Framework's new ‘Empower Women, Power Trade’ initiative aims to increase the economic empowerment of women in Least Developed Countries.


More powerful together: Alone in gender is no solution

March 2019

“More Powerful Together”, the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day recognised the important roles we all play to advance gender equality. A number of Platform members’ activities focused on exactly that.


From Gender Responsive to Gender Transformative: Combating Climate Change with Gender Strategies

Rome | Italy | 17 Oct 2018

Case studies from around the world show that both climate resilience and rural development benefit when women take in a stronger role. A side event at CFS45 on October 2018 gave examples why it is important to strengthen the role of women to increase resilience to climate change.


Addressing gender in climate change policies for agriculture

21 September 2018 |The UNDP-FAO supported programme "Integrating agriculture in national adaptation plans" (NAP-Ag) has released an innovative video on "Addressing gender in climate change policies for agricultue". The video focuses on three of the NAP-Ag supported countries - Colombia, Uganda and Viet Nam - and illustrates how gender considerations are integrated into policies coering the agricultural sectors.


Gender equality and women’s empowerment should take centre-stage in donor policies

New York City | USA | March 2018 Platform members attending the CSW62 got together to share experiences and identify potential future areas for joint work on rural women and girls in the context of agriculture and rural development.


Women’s empowerment – advancing SDG5 and SDG2 by focusing on interconnections

Rome | Italy | Oct 2017 The event was organised by the EC and the PSM to discuss efforts on delivering the SDGs. The inputs focused on interconnections between gender equality and women’s empowerment for better food security and nutrition.


Women’s rights and role in food crises, conflicts and famine

Rome | Italy | Oct 2017 The Civil Society Mechanism Coordination Committee organised this event to discuss the roles and struggles of women in crises, focusing on the multiple levels of vulnerability.


Canada launches new international assistance policy

Ottawa | Canada | June 2017 Gender equality is positioned at the centre of the policy that establishes women as key drivers of development gains at every level.