CSW62 Expert Group Meeting: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls

Friday, September 22, 2017
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Human Rights
United Nation Theme: 

In preparation for the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women convened an Expert Group Meeting on the priority theme: “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.” The Expert Group Meeting was co-convened by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) at IFAD Headquarters in Rome, Italy, on 20 to 22 September 2017.

The concept note is avaiable at: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/csw/62/...

The programme of work is available at: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/csw/62/...

The final report from the meeting is available at: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/csw/62/...


Selected expert papers that discuss the role of civil society and the impact of militarisation on the current situation of rural women can be found in PDF below and at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw62-2018/preparations/expert-group-meeting

Document PDF: 

Challenges and Opportunities for Equal Participation of Women and Girls in Rural Development in Georgia

It’s just location: Examining the intersectionalties of rural women

Women’s grassroots movements in defence of basic rights to land and food

Rural women and empowerment within the context of the new exploitative realities in Latin America

Enabling Just and Equitable Transitions through Rural Women's Power

Bridging local concerns and global frameworks to strengthen rural women’s land rights