Photo of the Week #22 – Gender equality at Rio+20

Photographer: Britta Jaschinski
Publication: Rio Conventions Calendar

Gender will be a key talking point at the Rio+20 Earth Summit taking place in Brazil.

Ahead of the conference, development NGO CARE international have urged for the conference to act on three fundamental challenge – climate change, food security and gender inequality.

These, they say, will be crucial barriers to reduce poverty, achieve social justice and foster sustainable development.

For example, land degradation affects men and women in different ways, according to the different productive roles that each group carries out in society.

Women play a pivotal role in drylands, with diverse responsibilities regarding agriculture, land management, the livestock and the household.

Millions of women live in rural drylands and depend on the land to support their family.

The Rio Conventions Calendar is published annually by Entico in partnership with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

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