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  • The Role of Women in Cotton

    Promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women is one of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for 2015 - set up by the United Nations.

    Under this framework and with the endeavour to promote cotton production, productivity, quality, increased earnings, improved working conditions and more influence in decisionmaking processes for women, it is vital to understand the role of women at all levels in the Cotton sector.

    In that context the International Trade Centre (ITC)1 is conducting a survey of the role of women in the Cotton sector in producing countries. The data is used in discussions with donors of possible assistance to women in the Cotton sector in various countries.

    Without relevant data, organizations and donors would not know how and on what basis to assist gender mainstreaming in the cotton sector. We therefore kindly request you to respond to the following few questions regarding your country.

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    To download the full document in pdf format, please click here 


    1 International Trade Centre (ITC) is the technical cooperation agency of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for operational, enterprise-oriented aspects of trade development.



     
     
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