Gender Equality and Food Security - Women's Empowerment as a Tool Against Hunger

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.

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'Gender Equality and Food Security – Women’s Empowerment as a Tool Against Hunger', Report prepared at the request of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for the three-day Asia-Pacific high-level consultation on 'Gender, Food Security and Nutrition: Ensuring the Other Half Equal Opportunities' in Bangkok (24-26 July).