Gender Equality and Food Security: Women’s Empowerment as a Tool against Hunger

Published By: Asian Development Bank | Published Date: July, 01 , 2013

This report explores how gender equality can contribute to food security. Its 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.

Author(s): Asian Development Bank Institute | Posted on: Mar 10, 2015 | Views() | Download (96)

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