Rwanda is the first country in the world where women hold a parliamentary majority and new laws have given women rights to land, employment opportunities and education. Now, in the most remote parts of the country, gender equality is going a long way to reducing poverty.
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Not that long ago on Zanzibar island, you would never have seen a woman earning her own income or making decisions in the home. Now, through education, women have found equality in their work, homes and communities.
This six-minute video shows how the FAO Dimitra Clubs in Niger have been crucial to ensure women's access to land and water, while contributing to nutrition, food security and gender equality, thereby reducing rural poverty. The transformative approach of the Dimitra Clubs induces behavioral changes in various aspects of daily life for individuals, households and communities in rural areas.
Children who are excluded from education often face multiple and overlapping disadvantages. They are poor, rural and often girls. In this data interactive a clearer picture is drawn on why they are out of school.