CGIAR Gender

International Day of Rural Women 2020

How One CGIAR research is supporting rural women during times of crises

Welcome to the International Day of Rural Women 2020 newsletter:

Photo: C de Bode/CGIAR.

A climate emergency, the COVID-19 pandemic and a global recession are among the crises that have upended the lives of millions of people this year. Rural women are particularly vulnerable to these upheavals, but are at the same time emerging as front-runners and leaders when it comes to building back better.

On the occasion of International Day of Rural Women, CGIAR centers and programs are providing insights on how One CGIAR gender research is supporting rural women during this time of unprecedented crises.

Examples span from distributing high-iron and zinc bean varieties to women farmers to overturning cultural beliefs hampering women from providing animal health services.

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