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Armenian women: Actors of change in sustainable agriculture

WECF supports Armenian women to stand up for chemical-free rural development

01.05.2014 |WECF France

WECF France supports the work of Armenian association AWHHE, which aims to strengthen the power and potential of women in rural Armenian society. AWHHE’s project encourages Armenian women to participate more in sustainable rural development, by creating revenue-generating economic activities which are linked to sustainable agriculture.

With the aim of contributing to the global objective of eradicating poverty by 2015, the project will promote gender equality and female empowerment by encouraging greater participation amongst Armenian women and girls. It will do so particularly in the area of sustainable rural development, aiming for women’s active inclusion in social life at a community level.

The main objectives of this project are to empower, mobilise, and strengthen the role of women within communities. By providing women with
entrepreneurial skills, via workshops on economic mechanisms and revenue-generating activities, the project can empower local women and benefit their independence. Additionally, a local resource center for women will be set up. This center can provide examples,
experiences, testimonials and documents, and more importantly accomodate women with resources to fall back on.

Through exchanges with women working in agriculture in the Rhône Alpes region, the project will reinforce the role of women within communities and allow them to have a role outside these communities as well. 

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