Limits to Gender Empowerment? Gender perspectives on agriculture and health

Date and Time

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 15:00 to 17:00

Abstract

Event: Limits to Gender Empowerment? Gender perspectives on agriculture and health

Date: Wednesday 6th March 2013

Time: 15.00 – 17.00

Venue: Portcullis House, Wilson Room, House of Commons, UK Parliament (please remember to leave enough time to go through security)

 

Speakers:

Mr Robert Vos, Director of Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division - UN Food and Agriculture Organisation

Prof Jane Guyer, John Hopkins University (Baltimore)

Dr Deborah Bryceson, University of Glasgow

Dr Olivier De Schutter, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.

 

About: Women play a fundamental role in shaping agricultural practices in ways that are beneficial to health and well-being – for themselves, their children and communities at large. In an era of persistent hunger and under-nutrition coinciding with growing rates of obesity and other diet-related diseases, there is an urgent need to identify the ways in which women may be supported to achieve and sustain lifestyles that create optimal health outcomes.

RSVP: Dominic Foster, Coordinator, All Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development

fosterdj@parliament.uk