Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

In my opinion gender empowerment should first start in changing perceptions that are strongly rooted in the minds of everyone and not just rural communities.

I recently took mental note of gender mainstreaming in families around me and it was saddening to realise that basic women empowerment issues like access to family finances within a home, property ownership of shared property is low, mind you this is families that have high levels of literacy.

More civic education in my view should be enhanced in all masses not just targeting a section of women in rural areas, true they are most times producers in terms of agriculture and their empowerment is key for achieving food security goals, however if empowerment is done to all masses all gender (male and female and non binary) it will be key to see real change.