Violence and women’s participation in the right to adequate food and nutrition

Anne C. Bellows, Anna Jenderedjian

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Abstract

Violence against women is an under-examined barrier to women’s right to adequate food and nutrition and their participation in development and food security strategies. This volume was introduced with the question: “When so many call for the inclusion of women and a gender perspective in food and nutrition security, why is the food and nutrition security status of women and girls not improving?” Part of the answer is that violence impedes women from engaging in their own right to adequate food and nutrition and from acting on behalf of their families and communities to the full extent of their capabilities.1 Furthermore, this violence is rarely acknowledged or anticipated when attempting to address women’s particular over-representation among the food and nutrition insecure and to mainstream them into right to adequate food and nutrition work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGender, Nutrition, and the Human Right to Adequate Food
Subtitle of host publicationToward an Inclusive Framework
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages108-161
Number of pages54
ISBN (Electronic)9781134738663
ISBN (Print)9781315880471
StatePublished - Dec 7 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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