Gender equality and food security: Women’s empowerment as a tool against hunger

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

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific

Subject area(s): Economic empowerment; Rural women; Poverty

Resource type: Issue papers

Resource year: 2013

Publishing entities: Asian Development Bank; Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)