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.
Kidnapped at the age of 11, Zara and her sister remained under Boko Haram control until the Nigerian army recaptured their hometown of Maiduguri, when she was freed. Zara is one of 1.4 million children uprooted by this conflict across the region.
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.
Shot in Chad, this music video reflects on child marriage, a reality that is common throughout several developing nations. The country’s high child marriage rate ranks third globally, with 68% of girls married as children. Song | RL Grime - “Always” from his debut album ‘VOID’.
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.
Very few of the estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide are covered by labour laws. In 2011, the ILO's Member States adopted the Domestic Workers' Convention (N°189) to protect their rights, promote equality of opportunity and treatment, and improve working and living conditions. So far, 17 countries have ratified this convention.
This video is a compilation of the voices from speakers at the side event co-hosted by the ILO and OHCHR at the High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development in New York on 3 October 2013. The side event was entitled 'Making Decent Work a Reality for Migrant Domestic Workers.'