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Thu, 10/16/2014

Today the world commemorates World Food Day and the theme this year is family farming: feeding the world, caring for earth. In a new effort, ICRW is working with Helen Keller International (HKI) to empower women participants in a longstanding HKI food production and nutrition program being implemented in four African nations.

Tue, 10/14/2014

As the world marks International Day of Rural Women and World Food Day this week, two guest bloggers report from the agricultural heartland of Uganda and Tanzania where they met with women farmers whose stories inspire their work advocating for women’s land rights. While they underline the great strides that have been made, they also warn that immense challenges remain.

Fri, 10/10/2014

Ahead of the International Day of the Girl, nearly 20 organizations committed to empowering women and girls have joined forces to urge world leaders to put adolescent girls at the heart of the next round of negotiations on the post-2015 global development agenda.

Perspectives: The ICRW Blog

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:14pm

This week marks International Day for Rural Women, as well as World Food Day. Both are cause for exceptional celebration in Tanzania this year. Just under two weeks ago, after a very long and at times contentious process, the Tanzanian Parliament finally passed a new draft constitution providing women with the same rights as men to own and use land.

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:06pm

As the world celebrates International Day of Rural Women this week, I can’t help but think of Colina, a widow and a farmer I recently met in the remote region of Pader District in post-conflict northern Uganda. Her story represents a struggle that many women and their children in Uganda face: the threat of losing their homes and their land – from which grows their livelihood – simply because they do not have the right piece of paper.

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 5:19pm

This Saturday, October 11th is the International Day of the Girl, a day to contemplate the powerful force girls can be throughout the world – and a time to celebrate those girls who are forging a path forward to become the next generation of thinkers, doers and leaders in communities around the world.


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