Enabling poor rural people
to overcome poverty

 

IFAD is firmly committed to empowering women and to working with families, communities and countries to build gender equality at every level. In 2012 the organization’s Executive Board approved the IFAD Policy on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. The policy is central to the overall goal of IFAD’s Strategic Framework 2011-2015 – enabling poor rural women and men to improve their food security and nutrition, raise their incomes and strengthen their resilience.

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The people from the remote Diamer District in northern Pakistan have always been conservative, religious and suspicious of outsiders.