The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) 2020 is, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights.
The year 2020 is a pivotal year for advancing gender equality worldwide, as the global community takes stock of progress made for women’s rights since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action.
The emerging global consensus is that despite some progress, real change has been agonizingly slow for the majority of women and girls in the world. Today, not a single country can claim to have achieved gender equality. Multiple obstacles remain unchanged in law and in culture. Women and girls continue to be undervalued; they work more and earn less and have fewer choices; and experience multiple forms of violence at home and in public spaces. Furthermore, there is a significant threat of rollback of hard-won feminist gains.
The year 2020 represents an unmissable opportunity to mobilize global action to achieve gender equality and human rights of all women and girls.
Small-scale agricultural mechanization service provision model supports women’s empowerment in the Ethiopian agriculture sector.
Our climate change-ravaged food systems cannot wait for the gradual progress of gender quality.
Women in Malawi are inspiring the next generation of smallholder farmers to adopt climate-smart technologies.
Experts note that policies alone are not enough — they need to go hand in hand with strong initiatives to make agriculture a safer, more equal and respectful space for both women and men.
Is it up to the village men? Or women, too?