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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'We will not be able to make a determination as to whether those deaths were the result of something, but other analysts might be able to look at those questions,' says Jeff Latimer of Statistics Canada.