Towards Gender-Just Food and Nutrition Security: Policy Brief

Published on 31 March 2016

Food and nutrition insecurity is a gende rjustice issue. As a direct result of gender inequality over 60 per cent of the hungry are women and girls. They are also most disadvantaged by the inequitable processes that govern food systems at local, national and international levels. Yet too often gender is not integral to the way food and nutrition insecurity is framed, or to the development of solutions.

This Policy Brief draws on recent evidence to explore the unequal gender power relations which create and perpetuate experiences of food and nutrition insecurity. It examines current policy directions on hunger and
malnutrition through a critical gender lens. It goes on to consider how gender-just solutions to food and
nutrition insecurity can be created that promote gender equality and women’s empowerment, and alleviate hunger and malnutrition for all.

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Brody, A. (2016) Towards Gender-Just Food and Nutrition Security, BRIDGE Policy Brief. Brighton: IDS.

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Institute of Development Studies
Brody, Alyson


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