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Gender Equality and Food Security – Women’s empowerment as a tool against hunger

This report explores how gender equality can contribute to food security. The focus is on Asia and the Pacific, though developments in other regions are also referenced. The report describes the relationship between gender-based discrimination and the different channels through which households and individuals access food. It concludes that while equality of treatment between women and men and food security are mutually supportive, gender equality remains an elusive goal in many regions, and a transformation of traditional gender roles is urgently needed. 114 pp.






Participatory Information and Communication



Gender and Climate Change Programme



Gender and Land Rights Database




FAO Gender Programme
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations