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  1. Joint Programme on Gender Transformative Approaches to Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture: Inception Workshop and Launch, Rome, May 2019: A Summary

    A paradigm shift is underway; business as usual is not an option for promoting gender equality. This was the clear message that emerged from a 2-day workshop held in Rome to prepare the ground for a new joint UN programme on gender transformative approaches to food security, nutrition and...
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  2. DEVCO C1 Unit at the EDDs 2018: some take-away messages to improve gender-responsive actions in rural economies.

    Did you miss the EDDs? Or perhaps miss some of the sessions on rural women and girls? C1 was there and is reporting back with some of the main take-away messages to improve gender-responsive actions in rural economies . Although women represent an average of 43% of the agricultural labour force in...
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  3. "Changing Women's Lives in the rural World" - joint EU, Germany, Finland and Netherlands panel at the 2018 EDDs to discuss gender tranformative approaches in rural areas

    A dynamic line-up of speakers were to be found on the panel Changing women’s lives in a rural world that was hosted by DEVCO’s C1 at the EU DevDays this year . Opened by Anne Meskanen, Finland’s Ambassador-at-Large for Gender Equality, the panel represented a rich array of voices from around the...
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  4. Technical brief "Because Women's Land Rights Matter! How the EU development cooperation can help close the gender gap in land tenure"

    The EU Commission remains dedicated to implement the objectives of the Gender Action Plan 2016-2020 and, in September 2017, DEVCO Unit C1 published a guidance note - “ Because women matter: Designing interventions in food, nutrition and agriculture that allow women to change their lives ” - in...
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  5. 13th March 2018: The EU is taking part in CSW62! Joint EU-Germany-Finland Side Event on "Transformative approaches to achieve women’s tenure security at scale: the relation between equal land rights and women’s empowerment in rural Africa"

    Land rights are crucial for women’s social and economic empowerment, as well as for household food security, the fight against poverty and the growth of the rural economy . Despite this, women’s...
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  6. Gender transformative approaches in agriculture, food and nutrition security: the EU’s approach

    The discourse around gender transformation in development has been growing in recent years. This is a result of growing evidence that overly technical approaches around gender mainstreaming and the empowerment of women are failing to address the systemic causes of gender inequality. In the rural...
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