The Fight for Equality in Farming: International Women’s Day 2016 #IWD2016
Tuesday, March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD). The theme, “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality,” addresses the continuing injustices faced by women across the globe.
Women farmers' yields, for example, are often 20–30 percent lower than for men's because of a lack of access to banking, financial services, and inputs. But filling this gap—and helping women get the same resources as male farmers—could lift 100–150 million people out of hunger worldwide.