Gender mainstreaming, employment and youth - IFAD

Gender mainstreaming, employment and youth - IFAD

Information dated: 2017

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Guided by its Policy on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, IFAD will consolidate its position as a leading agency on innovative measures to promote rural women’s empowerment. The Fund will promote economic empowerment that enables rural women and men to have an equal opportunity to participate in, and benefit from, the activities that it finances. This will be complemented by efforts to reduce the labour burden of rural women and increase their voice in decision-making at all levels. IFAD will look to move beyond mainstreaming and scaling up to achieve real transformative gender impact. Through investments and policy engagement IFAD will address the underlying root causes of gender inequality – including prevailing social norms, attitudes and behaviours, and social systems – to ensure equal access for women to productive assets and services and employment and market opportunities