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Publication | 11 May 2021

Achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment in agriculture and food systems - A handbook for gender focal points

This handbook is intended to support the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) gender focal points, at FAO headquarters and in the decentralized offices, in addressing gender issues in their work. It also serves as a valuable resource for all FAO employees who are interested in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment, and to better understand the frameworks and institutional mechanisms that guide and sustain FAO’s work on gender. More specifically, the purpose of the handbook is to serve as a comprehensive and practical reference tool for gender focal points to support gender mainstreaming work within FAO, in line with the requirements set by the corporate Policy on Gender Equality and within the context of the Organization’s mandate and strategic vision. It equips gender focal points with basic conceptual information and tools to effectively fulfil their role and support their respective divisions and offices in complying with the requirements of the Policy on Gender Equality. The handbook could also be a useful tool for gender focal points to discuss their terms of references (ToRs) and Performance Evaluation and Management System (PEMS) objectives with managers and supervisors, who are ultimately responsible for the implementation of the gender-related work in their respective office and division, and thus for ensuring that gender focal points have sufficient capacities and resources to fulfil their roles.

Achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment in agriculture and food systems - A handbook for gender focal points
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