Violence as an Under-Recognized Barrier to Women’s Realization of Their Right to Adequate Food and Nutrition: Case Studies From Georgia and South Africa

Anne C. Bellows, Stefanie Lemke, Anna Jenderedjian, Veronika Scherbaum

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Abstract

This article addresses under-acknowledged barriers of structural violence and discrimination that interfere with women’s capacity to realize their human rights generally, and their right to adequate food and nutrition in particular. Case studies from Georgia and South Africa illustrate the need for a human rights–based approach to food and nutrition security that prioritizes non-discrimination, public participation, and self-determination. These principles are frustrated by different types of structural violence that, if not seriously addressed, pose multiple barriers to women’s economic, public, and social engagement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1194-1217
Number of pages24
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume21
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

Keywords

  • Georgia
  • South Africa
  • human right to adequate food
  • nutrition
  • women’s rights

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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