Civil Society - recommendations from AIGLIA2014

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Civil Society - recommendations from AIGLIA2014

  1. 1. 17/03/2014 1 Civil Society Working Group Recommendations Farmer’s organisations and cooperatives • Collective action from grassroots to continental to strengthen women’s voice in land and agricultural investments • Strengthening state institutions in policies and programmes, and M&E systems • Engaging societal authorities and media for cultural change (religious, traditional leaders) • Leadership building for women across Africa Multi-Stakeholder Conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land, 5-7 March 2014
  2. 2. 17/03/2014 2 NGOs • Promote dialogue with government on local and multistakeholder level on government programmes and women’s access to them • Give women a voice and enable them to speak on their own behalf though a media and information strategy involving journalists/editors, documentation, community radio • Push for the harmonised laws and policies for a cross sectoral integrated gender and agriculture investment to ensure all groups of women are addressed • Ensure land is mainstreamed into all the national development policies • Build alliances with NGOs from other sectors (women’s orgs, environment, human rights) and build a strategic alliance with the youth Multi-Stakeholder Conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land, 5-7 March 2014 INGOs • Support to strengthen rural women’s movements • Advocacy with national governmments re land and donors • Coalition building / sector coordination on rural women • Make visible the effects of gender discrimination • Kilimanjaro initiative – rural women’s mobilisation Multi-Stakeholder Conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land, 5-7 March 2014
  3. 3. 17/03/2014 3 Collective actions • Kilimanjaro - Rural women’s mobilisation for a pan-African rural women’s movement – 2014 – 2016 (post MDG), to be concretised in Dakar • Strengthening women’s in leadership and increase visibility and voice for women farmers – Rural women’s academies supported by the government (eg Ethiopia) Multi-Stakeholder Conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land, 5-7 March 2014 Dialogues • Open and create space to talk more about gender, land and agriculture investments to deal with gender bias, discrimination, inclusion and cultural change • Influence current processes such as CAADP, AU-LPI, FAO-RAI • Engagement with media, investors, government, NGOs, cultural and religious leaders. Multi-Stakeholder Conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land, 5-7 March 2014

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