Women and rural employment: Fighting poverty by redefining gender roles (2009)

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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.
Language: English
Imprint: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Economic and Social Perspectives, August 2009, Policy Brief 5: http://www.wocan.org/files/all/fao_policy_brief_on_women_and_rural_employment1.pdf 2009
Series: Policy brief,
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