Numerous studies underscore the social costs of rural women's lack of education and assets, linking it directly to high rates of undernutrition, infant mortality and - in some countries - HIV/AIDS infection.
There are also high economic costs: wasted human capital and low labour productivity that stifle rural development and progress in agriculture, and ultimately threaten food security - both for women and men.
That is why gender has become central to FAO's new strategy for agriculture and rural development, and why understanding the terminology is so important.
In some rural societies, commercial agricultural production is mainly a male responsibility.
To view this lesson click here Source: ETR Re CAPP Website Target Audience: Developmentally delayed youth, ages 13 to 18; Level III (early adolescence, ages 12 through 15; middle school/junior high school) and IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18; high school) Duration of Lesson: Three 30 to 45 minute sessions Date Published: 2001 Summary: Intended for moderate to high functioning developmentally delayed youth, this 3 part lesson helps youth identify various types of relationships and describe appropriate ways people in different kinds of relationships relate to each other.The good news is, that it is possible to predict the likelihood of the person you are currently with or are about to become involved with being a domestic abusiver It is simply a matter of having the knowledge of the warning signs to look out for and being sufficiently aware to notice them (which includes not being to blinded by love, lust or desperation! Below are a list of behaviours, traits and beliefs which are common in abusive personalities.These are commonly known as Warning Signs of abusive personalities .But in all cultures, gender determines power and resources for females and males.Rural women have less access than men to productive resources, services and opportunities, such as land, livestock, financial services and education. Suggested questions for guiding a discussion are included. option=com_content&task=view&id=219&Itemid=129 Source: ETR RECAPP Website Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15-18; high school) Topic: Romantic Relationships and Dating Duration of Lesson: 1 hour 20 minutes (Part I, 30 minutes; Part II, 50 minutes) Date Published: 2002 Summary: This learning activity is designed to help youth understand the risks of unprotected sex and learn about contraceptive options. Participants group into teams to resolve an assigned case study and present their solution to the entire group.In Part I of the lesson, participants read and discuss a scenario about a sexually active couple; in Part II they learn about methods of birth control.To view this lesson click here: Source: ETR Re CAPP Website, adapted from ETR’s Reducing The Risk Target Audience: Level III (early adolescence, ages 12 through 15; middle school/junior high school) and IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18; high school) Duration of Lesson: 25 to 55 Minutes Date Published: 1999 Summary: In this participatory activity that focuses on postponing sexual activity, students observe the teacher demonstrate role-plays and students then practice delaying skills in role-play situations.People are born female or male, but learn to be women and men.Perceptions of gender are deeply rooted, vary widely both within and between cultures, and change over time.