Rural Peruvian women spur local dairy industry

Cross-posted from UN Women With support from UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, an association of rural indigenous women cheese and yogurt producers is growing, boosting incomes and economic independence. ...more

Senegalese rural women strive for the sustainable use of sea resources

UN Women and WFP introduce modern processing technologies to support women in Kafountine committed to repurposing and adding value to fresh fish that would otherwise go to waste. ...more

Teamwork fosters business growth and women’s economic empowerment in Albania

Cross-posted from UN Women With the support of UN Women, an economic empowerment project in Albania is helping rural women cultivate their business skills and increase their income by forming cooperatives. ...more

In Kyrgyzstan, we need to expand women’s access to economic resources

In the words of Gulnara Baimambetova, a 57-year-old Kyrgyz woman who has spent more than 36 years advocating for the social and economic rights of rural women through the Women Entrepreneurs Support Association (WESA), which is a grantee of UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality. ...more

“My business is expanding my world”

On the even of the International Day of Rural Women, World Food Day and International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we highlight a comprehensive programme to promote women’s literacy, business skills, entrepreneurship and savings, is transforming the lives of over 20,000 rural women in Liberia. ...more