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Children learning in Tanzania. Image: Oxfam

Blog: Day 10: The Recivilization of Men by Women

The agrarian transition to an input-intensive, capitalized form of agriculture is deeply gendered. Food security depends on combating overt discrimination against women, but this shall only be viable if combined with a redistribution of roles in the household.

By Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

A small-scale farmer from the Matagalpa region of northeastern Nicaragua. Image: Oxfam

Blog: Day 9: Feminism and Food Sovereignty

Food sovereignty offers opportunities to advance women’s rights, but we must also work to change gender relations within rural families and within our own movement. Peasant movements such as La Via Campesina must step up to the challenge of linking food sovereignty and feminism.

By Pamela Elisa Caro Molina, feminist researcher working with CLOC-La Via Campesina

Jean Phombeya and her seeds in Malawi. Image: Oxfam

Blog: Day 7: Seeds and Sisterhood

Governments and development agencies need to shift the onus of feeding the world away from time-strapped impoverished women, and instead support their organizing and cultivate their traditional knowledge. We also need to rethink women’s unpaid care work and lack of time as fundamental issues of food security.

By Joanna Kerr, CEO of ActionAid International

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