FAO reducing inequality gap between rural women, men.

KARACHI -- FAO in Pakistan is striving to reduce the inequality gap between rural women and men in access to productive resources, services and rural institutions; and increasing their access to economic opportunities that can improve their individual and household wellbeing is of vital importance for a sustainable change.

According to a press release issued by UN Information Centre Islamabad, FAO works with both women and men, institutions and other partners in Pakistan to address GBV in the food security and agriculture sector.

Gender-based violence prevails as one of the most inhuman exploit throughout the world; it has no boundaries national, social or economic.

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the gendered implications have highlighted the unequal impact of the pandemic.

In Pakistan, women being essential contributors to economic and social sectors have been faced with less access to necessary resources, services, and time factors that are hindering their productivity.

With COVID-19 and other socio-economic and cultural factors, the multidimensional gender inequalities and gender gaps have exacerbated, giving rise to massive challenges across the country, striking on societies, economies and political systems.

Women are immensely affected, as they are more exposed to health risks, loss of income, and take on a larger share of unpaid care work and face a heightened threat of gender-based violence during social confinement measures.

The pandemic has also overwhelmed the activity lists of women farmers, who run household...

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