In Pakistan, women are major contributors to agricultural production and food security for their families, but like many other nations, the COVID pandemic has exacerbated an already alarming gender gap there.
Mina Dowlatchahi, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representative to Pakistan, explains to Charlotta Lomas, how the UN agency is supporting women in the countryside, despite the corrosive impact of the pandemic.
Although almost nine in 10 people in developed countries use the internet, in poorer regions, only a fraction of that number goes online. That’s the latest finding from ITU, the International Telecommunications Union, which in a new report, highlights how more women than ever are missing out on potential digital gains.
In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, the agency’s Dr Susan Teltscher explains why it’s often women in rural areas who suffer most.