RAP PUBLICATION 2005/18

FACT SHEET COOK ISLANDS

Gender responsiveness development for food security


Contact:
Ms. Ruth Pokura
Programme and Research Officer
Gender and Development Division
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Social Services
Government of Cook Islands
Rarotonga
E-mail: womendiv@intaff.gov.ck


REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS


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Abstract

This four page fact sheet provides key information on gender responsive development for food security in the Cook Islands. The historical background of the roles played by women within the family and community is explained and the current situation outlined. Gender differentiated data on economic activities and labour force participation, and access to assets is provided, along with recommendations for gender responsive development programmes in the Cook Islands needed to address food security.