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22 April, 2022
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"The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Cambodia has pledged to strengthen cooperation with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs to promote the equal presence of both men and women in the food and agriculture sector workforce.

The commitment was made during a meeting between women’s affairs minister Ing Kantha Phavi and new FAO representative to Cambodia Rebekah Bell on April 18 at the ministry in Phnom Penh.

According to the ministry, Bell had “praised and expressed pride” about previous cooperation between the organisation and the ministry.

“Bell committed to further strengthening this excellent partnership, which aims to continue assisting the Cambodian government, as well as the ministry, in increasing the equality of representation of men and women in the workforce and... improving family life,” it said in a Facebook post after the meeting. "

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...and finally, some food for thought

 
"Pregnant women have been an "afterthought" during the coronavirus pandemic and some of their deaths were "preventable", a leading scientist has told Newsnight.

Data shows there have been at least 40 maternal deaths from Covid in the UK.

Almost all were unvaccinated and more than half happened after pregnant women were advised to take-up the vaccine.

The regulator says vaccines during pregnancy are "safe".

Professor Marian Knight, who investigates every maternal death in the UK, said lifesaving messaging is still "struggling" to reach pregnant women, a year on since all of them were advised to get vaccinated."

– Anna Collinson, Louis Harris-White & Adam Bowen, BBC

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