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Launch of Policy report - Voices from Women

14
May
14 May 2014,
18:00 to 20:00

Launch of the Brooke’s new policy report -  Invisible Helpers: Women’s views on the contributions of working donkeys, horses, and mules to their lives”.

The report is based on the findings from Voices from Women, a research project which focuses on the role of working equine animals in the lives of women and the role of women as carers of the animals. The research puts the emphasis on listening to women’s views and experiences and understanding their needs and priorities with regards to livestock functions and the multiple roles of women. It shows the multiples roles that working equids play in supporting women and their families and the importance of good animal welfare in enabling those animals to help them.

Please RSVP to delphine.valette@thebrooke.org

The eventwill take place in London on the 14th of May from 6pm.

The event will be chaired by Lord Cameron of Dillington and speakers include a gender specialist from the International Livestock Research Institute and a livestock specialist from FAO.

The report is based on the findings from Voices from Women, a research project which focuses on the role of working equine animals in the lives of women and the role of women as carers of the animals. The research puts the emphasis on listening to women’s views and experiences and understanding their needs and priorities with regards to livestock functions and the multiple roles of women. It shows the multiples roles that working equids play in supporting women and their families and the importance of good animal welfare in enabling those animals to help them.

The research findings from Ethiopia, Kenya, India and Pakistan provide an unequivocal picture of the importance of working donkeys, mules and horses for women from equine owning communities in their own words.  From lightening women’s load of daily household chores, to enabling them to earn an income, increasing their decision-making power and enhancing their status within the community, the report finds that working equids make a crucial difference to the lives of women in developing countries and shows the importance of good animal welfare in enabling those animals to help them.

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The Brooke with the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development

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Portcullis House (United Kingdom)

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