CELAC adopts gender approach to ensure the impact of its hunger eradication plan

A fundamental first step is to incorporate the gender approach into the legal frameworks, laws and policies regarding food security in the region.

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Heads of state and government from the countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) came together last month to approve the gender strategy of their Plan for Food Security, Nutrition and Hunger Eradication 2025.

The strategy was created by CELAC's Women's Advancement Group with the support of FAO,and seeks to ensure that the impacts of the main regional agreement on hunger eradication benefits both women and men.

"The strategy allows countries to deepen the eradication of hunger and malnutrition by adopting a gender and rights approach," said Maddelin Brizuela, coordinator of CELAC's Women's Advance Group.

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