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FAO Technical Guide 1: An Introduction to Gender-Sensitive Social Protection Programming to Combat Rural Poverty

"Learn why gender sensitivity matters for social protection programming, and how it may be integrated within interventions."

Many social protection programs, including cash transfers, public works programs and asset transfers, target women as main beneficiaries or recipients of benefits. However, to tap into this potential, more needs to be done. There is much scope for making soc...view more

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Part 0: This section provides an introduction and overview regarding the utility of this technical guide in informing future social protection interventions and policy design.

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Part 1: This section provides a detailed introduction to key gender terms and concepts.

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Part 2: This section provides a conceptual overview of social protection, as well as the basic design and functionality of different social protection policy instruments and programs.

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Part 3: This section details why gender-sensitivity matters, and should be integrated within social protection programming in rural areas.

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Part 4: This section details in depth the main factors that contribute to, and exacerbate, the vulnerability of rural women to poverty and other socioeconomic crises.

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Part 5: This section explains how gender dynamics may hinder equal access to social protection measures for rural women and men.

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Part 6: This section explains how social protection programs may address the different dimensions of poverty and vulnerability that rural women face.

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Part 7: This concluding section outlines the basic elements of integrating gender into the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of social protection interventions in rural areas.