Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women

To support rural women's economic empowerment, the UN Women, FAO, IFAD and WFP are spearheading a joint project, “Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women”. Launched in October 2012, the programme provides a more comprehensive UN system response working together to empower rural women.

FAO Strategic Programme to Reduce Rural Poverty supports countries in building synergies among social protection measures and food security, improved nutrition, agricultural productivity growth and empowerment of rural women for rural poverty reduction.

UN Women, FAO, IFAD and WFP agreed to spearhead a more comprehensive UN system response in support of rural women’s economic empowerment in Ethiopia. The RWEE Joint programme on accelerating progress towards Empowerment of Rural Women (RWEE) is implemented in Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Nepal, Niger and Rwanda through joint actions via the Rural Women Economic Empowerment Joint Program (RWEEJP).

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