Guidance Notes - Gender, Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises

Guidance Notes - Gender, Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises
Dec 2016
  • The pursuit of gender equality and women’s empowerment is a crucial aspect of FAO work on food security and nutrition in protracted crises.
  • Understanding and addressing how men and women of different ages are affected by protracted crises is critical for effective and sustainable food and nutrition security interventions.
  • Practical measures to work towards greater equality include livelihood support for women and girls, reducing women’s workloads, ensuring protection from gender-based violence and equitable access to resources and services, and, more broadly, transforming gender relations.
  • These can be further bolstered by gender equitable policies and regulatory frameworks and by the use of gender-sensitive information systems.
  • Food and nutrition interventions with a specific focus on gender equality are more effective and will more likely build resilience to conflict.