development

The AU’s Gender Policy focuses on closing the equality gap between men and women in general and particularly addressing gender inequalities which have resulted in women’s disempowerments and the feminisation of poverty, in order to have a better understanding of the contribution of women in development.

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This is a modular instrument for use in rural development projects with a focus on sustainable land management. The goal of this publication is to provide tools to help meet the challenge of understanding gender issues in sustainable land management and project development. The target audience is development staff at the project and programme levels, as well as policy-makers and organizations.

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This manual for practitioners offers guidelines, both strategies and methods, and a toolkit, including worksheets, and questionnaires relating to gender-oriented entrepreneurship as part of a sustainable development plan. The objective of this document is to assist practitioners of small enterprise development in their effort to implement gender-based programs, thus contributing to the empowerment of women as entrepreneurs. 

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These guidelines provide direction to Development Assistance Committee members in order to assist in the fulfillment of the commitments in Beijing (1995), implement the statement on gender and equality as a vital objective for development, and develop and implement policies and programs fully consistent with international and domestic commitments on gender equality and women’s empowerment. 

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This document produced by the working group connecting women’s rights to food organized by the Group of Women Parliamentarians highlights the relationships among climate change adaptation, women’s empowerment, food security, and economic development. The author explains that hunger is not simply a result of the lack of food but that societal inequities, including the unequal distribution of resources, also play a role. 

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