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ACIAR Gender equity, and the empowerment of women and girls


The Australian Government is committed to ensuring that 80% of all Australian aid addresses and promotes gender equality1. Gender equality is not only a matter of justice, it is also of great economic importance to the global community. On average women contribute 43% of agricultural labour in developing countries, yet their access to resources is disproportionately low when compared to their male counterparts, especially in rural areas.

ACIAR is working with women and girls to increase their capability and the sustainability, productivity and profitability of agricultural systems.