Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

This is in response to open consultation on “CFS VOLUNTARY GUIDELINES ON GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ EMPOWERMENT in the context of food security and nutrition”.

In my view, gender equality is a prerequisite for women’s and girl’s empowerment. Only after achieving gender equality, other guidelines can be formulated because without gender equality nothing else works.

First necessary step in gender equality is recommending equal amount of food energy. Current recommendation is lower food energy to female (including adolescent girls). “VOLUNTARY GUIDELINES ON WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ EMPOWERMENT” are not relevant in the current situation.