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Social Protection and Women¹s Empowerment. Rural Transformations Information Note no.2

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    Many social protection programmes, including cash transfers, safety-net oriented public works programmes and asset transfers, target women as main beneficiaries. As such, extending social protection to rural populations has great potential for fostering rural women’s economic empowerment. However, to tap into this potential, more needs to be done. There is much scope for making social protection policies and programmes more gender sensitive and for better aligning them with agricultural and rura l development policies to address gender inequalities and foster sustainable poverty reduction.
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    This technical note proposes a framework for understanding the contribution of social protection to rural women’s empowerment, particularly how different social protection schemes contribute to this goal and what gaps need to be addressed by other rural services and livelihood interventions to achieve women’s economic empowerment in rural areas. The second part reviews five common social protection instruments from a gender perspective by taking into consideration two principles and eleven key e lements required for the full realization of rural women’s economic empowerment. The third part reflects on an integrated social protection system that includes gender equality and women’s empowerment objectives in order to foster poverty reduction more effectively and sustainably. It also presents key features that can make these interventions more gender-sensitive. The fourth part reflects on the linkages between women’s economic empowerment and social protection.
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    Introduction to gender-sensitive social protection programming to combat rural poverty: Why is it important and what does it mean? – FAO Technical Guide 1
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    Many social protection programmes, including cash transfers, public works programmes and asset transfers, target women as main beneficiaries or recipients of benefits. Extending social protection to rural populations has great potential for fostering rural women’s economic empowerment. However, to tap into this potential, more needs to be done. There is much scope for making social protection policies and programmes more gender sensitive and for better aligning them with agricultural and rural development policies to help address gender inequalities. Recognizing this potential and capitalizing on existing evidence, FAO seeks to enhance the contribution of social protection to gender equality and women’s empowerment by providing country-level support through capacity development, knowledge generation and programme support.To move forward this agenda, FAO has developed the Technical Guidance Toolkit on Gender-sensitive Social Protection Programmes to Combat Rural Poverty and Hunger. The Toolkit is designed to support SP and gender policy-makers and practitioners in their efforts to systematically apply a gender lens to SP programmes in ways that are in line with global agreements and FAO commitments to expand inclusive SP systems for rural populations. The Toolkit focuses on the role of SP in reducing gendered social inequalities, and rural poverty and hunger.
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    Book (stand-alone)
    Protection sociale et autonomisation des femmes
    null
    2015
    Also available in:

    Many social protection programmes, including cash transfers, safety-net oriented public works programmes and asset transfers, target women as main beneficiaries. As such, extending social protection to rural populations has great potential for fostering rural women’s economic empowerment. However, to tap into this potential, more needs to be done. There is much scope for making social protection policies and programmes more gender sensitive and for better aligning them with agricultural and rura l development policies to address gender inequalities and foster sustainable poverty reduction.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Book (series)
    Understanding the Role of Social Protection in Advancing Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment 2015
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    This technical note proposes a framework for understanding the contribution of social protection to rural women’s empowerment, particularly how different social protection schemes contribute to this goal and what gaps need to be addressed by other rural services and livelihood interventions to achieve women’s economic empowerment in rural areas. The second part reviews five common social protection instruments from a gender perspective by taking into consideration two principles and eleven key e lements required for the full realization of rural women’s economic empowerment. The third part reflects on an integrated social protection system that includes gender equality and women’s empowerment objectives in order to foster poverty reduction more effectively and sustainably. It also presents key features that can make these interventions more gender-sensitive. The fourth part reflects on the linkages between women’s economic empowerment and social protection.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Book (stand-alone)
    Introduction to gender-sensitive social protection programming to combat rural poverty: Why is it important and what does it mean? – FAO Technical Guide 1
    A Toolkit on gender-sensitive social protection programmes to combat rural poverty and hunger
    2018
    Many social protection programmes, including cash transfers, public works programmes and asset transfers, target women as main beneficiaries or recipients of benefits. Extending social protection to rural populations has great potential for fostering rural women’s economic empowerment. However, to tap into this potential, more needs to be done. There is much scope for making social protection policies and programmes more gender sensitive and for better aligning them with agricultural and rural development policies to help address gender inequalities. Recognizing this potential and capitalizing on existing evidence, FAO seeks to enhance the contribution of social protection to gender equality and women’s empowerment by providing country-level support through capacity development, knowledge generation and programme support.To move forward this agenda, FAO has developed the Technical Guidance Toolkit on Gender-sensitive Social Protection Programmes to Combat Rural Poverty and Hunger. The Toolkit is designed to support SP and gender policy-makers and practitioners in their efforts to systematically apply a gender lens to SP programmes in ways that are in line with global agreements and FAO commitments to expand inclusive SP systems for rural populations. The Toolkit focuses on the role of SP in reducing gendered social inequalities, and rural poverty and hunger.

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