10 things to know about gender equality and rural poverty: a slide show


Gender equality is an essential component for sustainable economic development and empowering rural women is vital to enabling poor people to improve their livelihoods and overcome poverty.

Over 70 per cent of the world’s poor people live in rural areas and most of rural women and men rely on agriculture.

However, rural women have limited access to land, credit, information and technologies, and they face difficulties in terms of mobility and political participation. IFAD is addressing gender inequalities and discrimination by focusing on areas which can empower women economically and socially, including access to land, water, education, training, markets and financial services.gender_ruralfinance

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