Achieving Economic Empowerment for Rural Women: an integrated approach
Join us online on Tuesday 20th June at 9.30-11.00 GMT /10.30-12 BST for the second in the POWER project* international webinar series. The webinar will explore the themes of Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture, Unpaid Care Work and Violence Against Women: how these are all interlinked and their impact on the realization of Women’s Economic Empowerment. With specific examples from the POWER project work in South Asia. Sign up by emailing Jane Lennon firstname.lastname@example.org
ActionAid approaches agriculture and food security using Agroecology and Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture (CRSA).
In many countries women make up the majority of agricultural workers and their livelihoods is dependent on farming and related activities. However this is often not recognized, nor is women’s contribution to care in the rural economy or women’s experience on Violence Against Women. The webinar will seek to discuss the following key questions:
review what we understand by CRSA and agroecology
discuss how CRSA and agroecology link to Women’s Rights
build understanding on the specific links between CRSA and UCW (how time
poverty as a result of UCW currently limits women’s opportunity to learn
about and implement CRSA techniques)
consider the impact of Violence Against Women on CRSA
identify the challenges at the macro/policy level
There will be a focus on experiences from South Asia but the discussion will be of broader relevance.
*This webinar is the second in a series looking at themes being addressed in ActionAid’s 5 year project: Promoting Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment and Rights (POWER) - in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Ghana and Rwanda. The project is working through local partners to achieve economic empowerment for women in rural communities. It is doing so by focusing on a number of interlinked areas: Unpaid Care Work; Climate Resistant Sustainable Agriculture, Access to Markets and Violence Against Women. It builds on ActionAid’s extensive programme and policy experience in these areas
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