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
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.
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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.