No Right to Food and Nutrition without Women’s Rights

When: 8 March, from 12 am to 1.30 pm

Where: Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XXII

Food security is an essential part of human security, and women are often not only instrumental to ensure the right to food within communities, but also especially vulnerable to food insecurity.

The trajectory of the global economy encourages an agribusiness-dominated food system, which results in land-grabbing and displacement, rural-to-urban migration, and exploitative working conditions. These phenomena contribute at the same time to food insecurity and to fuelling conflict and constitute a root cause of war.

This economic model, and imposed food system, together with cultural (patriarchal) practices also view rural populations and their natural resources as production banks, rendering women invisible or reducing them to their role as mothers and caregivers and condemning them to diverse kinds of violence.

This event is co-sponsored by WILPF.


Hilal Elver (SR Right to Food)

Claire Améyo Quenum (Floraison/Réseau Africain pour le droit à l’alimentation, Togo)

Magali Cano (Guatemala Sin Hambre)

Anuradha Talwar (Paschim Banga Khet Majoor Samity West Bengal Agricultural Workers’ Union)

Sandra Moreno (Sindicato Obrero del Campo de Andalucia SOC-LVC, Spain)

Anne Bellows (Syracuse University)

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