On virtually every measurable development indicator—including poverty, hunger, education, and health—rural women fare worse than rural men and urban women.
Even with equal access, women farmers often do not have equal productivity because they are held back by lack of land rights, lack of access to markets, and difficulty in hiring labour, write Jim Cornelius and Paul Winters. Pixabay photograph courtesy of David Greenwood-Haigh
Globally, the momentum for gender equality and justice is growing.
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'The government has heard Canadians’ concerns that the world is increasingly uncertain, and that the economy is changing,' the Throne Speech read. 'And in this context, regional needs and differences really matter.'
But a Conservative source is decrying public criticism of Andrew Scheer's leadership, saying it will only create the kind of schisms that will set the party back and that former leader Stephen Harper worked to avoid.