This year’s UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) has as its priority theme ‘Challenges and Opportunities in Achieving Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Rural Women and Girls’.
In this context, this parallel event at the NGO CSW Forum will explore the gendered impacts of the increasing commercialization of agriculture and land. Using a series of insights drawn from recent research carried out in rural Cambodia and Ghana, the aim of the discussion is to examine the accessibility and availability of food and land, paid and unpaid forms of labour, gender-based violence against women and shifting food cultures.
Gender Centre @ The Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies; University of Ghana; Multi Angles, Cambodia; DEMETER-R4D
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Our new Research Brief The Rights to Food Sovereignty and to Free, Prior and Informed Consent presents the protection of these rights at international, regional and national levels and defines the main elements of the rights that could be included in the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas. It will be presented at the 5th session of the intergovernmental working group on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas which aims to finalize the UN Declaration.
Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
More than 60 participants – leading experts, states’ representatives, academics and civil society’s representatives – discussed the inclusion of a right to land and other natural resources in the UN declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas.
This public conference provides an opportunity to discuss the contributions of UN human rights mechanisms to the monitoring of the SDGs that seek to realize ESCR and their collaboration with the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.&am
Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom
Cette formation en ligne permet d’acquérir une connaissance approfondie des droits économiques, sociaux et culturels (DESC), des obligations des états et des mécanismes chargés de les protéger et de surveiller leur mise en œuvre.
The project will notably identify, via the publication of a guide, expert workshops and the participation of key European partners in the negotiations of the UN Declaration, the main opportunities and obstacles to protect the right to seeds in Europe. It will also discuss how to promote changes in European laws, policies and trade agreements to ensure that they do not infringe, but facilitate the realization of peasants’ right to seeds.
This project examines the relationship between the right to food and gender equality in ensuring food security in the context of land commercialization in two case-study countries, Cambodia and Ghana.