High Level Political Forum
New York
7 July 2022

Session on gender equality

Intervention by by Pille Tsopp-Pagan, Women’s Support and Information Centre, on behalf of Women’s Major Group.

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“More states should implement gender budgeting and locally led interventions to ensure that the needs of women, girls and gender diverse individuals are prioritized and supported. States must also invest in strengthening data collection and analysis systems, so that they can better identify and address gendered problems or gaps for the well-being of all women.”

Intervention by Mary Robinson, a farmer from Canada, here representing the Farmers’ Major Group

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“if women farmers had the same access to opportunities and resources as men, the number of hungry people in the world could be reduced by up to 150 million1. Also, reducing the gender gap in the labour force by 25% by 2025 could raise global GDP by 3.9 % 2, meaning that a lot more could be done by 2030. For much of the globe, women are the backbone of rural communities. However, in the agricultural sector in many Countries, women under patriarchal norms still face immense barriers in accessing resources, land ownership and use, infrastructure, education, leadership opportunities, technology, and funding. This reality has been further exacerbated by the Covid19 pandemic.”

Photo credit: IISD ENB – Kiara Worth