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Women Empowerment and Economic Development

When more women work, economies grow. An increase in female labour force participation—or a reduction in the gap between women’s and men’s labour force participation—results in faster economic growth.  

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Promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in fisheries and aquaculture

Promoting Gender in Seafood This December  2016 FAO note presents an overview on current gender equality and women’s empowerment issues in the fisheries sector. The engagement of women in fisheries can be seen from different perspectives, from social and political to economic and technical views; all these areas evidence that the role of women has […]

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Gender equality: a critical ingredient in the fight against extreme poverty

December 2016. The full economic participation of women is part of the solution to reduce hunger in the world and to foster economic growth.  Achieving gender equality and empowering women is not only the right thing to do but is a critical ingredient in the fight against extreme poverty, hunger and malnutrition, FAO Director-General José […]

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