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Food security should be a people's issue, not a women's issue

Today is International Women's Day. It's about celebrating the achievements of women, and making sure the future for women is a bright, rewarding, safe, and equal one. 

How does this play into food security? According to research done by the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice (MRFCJ), food security is a women's issue. In Uganda, men make the money, but women feed the family. It's women who are out plowing the fields, cooking meals for their families, adapting practices to deal with climate change, caring for livestock, and the list goes on. 

Watch this video on the MRFJC's work in Uganda. 

But food security shouldn't be a women's issue. It should be a people's issue. So how do we include men in the global conversation? Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and keynote speaker at our Global Food Systems Forum, discusses this important issue in her video below. 

Posted on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 10:31 AM
  • Author: Marissa Palin

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