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Guatemala's Ministry of Agriculture approves first-ever Policy on Gender Equality

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Developed with the support of FAO, IFAD, UN Women and WFP, the Institutional Policy for Gender Equality and Strategic Implementation Framework 2014-2023 represents the Ministry's commitment to systematically mainstream gender in all areas of its work, including its institutional mechanisms and with special emphasis on integrated rural development and food security and nutrition programmes and processes.Approved in March by José Sebastián Marcucci Ruíz, Guatemala's Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Food, the new Policy also represents a key milestone in Guatemala's implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

FAO Gender and Development Officer Hajnalka Petrics has been involved in the process since it first began in 2013. This article explains the Organization's role in developing Guatemala's new Policy, and how the implementation of CEDAW can result in improved food and nutrition security for women and men in rural areas

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