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Food on All Tables

22 March @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM UTC-5

Free
Promoting Access to Food for All and Its Impact to Women’s Health and Rights
22 March 2022  |  10:00-11:30 EDT New York  |  15:00-16:30 CET Geneva
Hunger and malnutrition are huge deterrents to fundamental physical and mental wellbeing, impacting multiple generations. Consistently on the rise since 2015, notably in relation to Climate Change, two billion people suffer from hunger or malnutrition.
In many low and middle-income countries, people who make their living in the food system – from farmers and processors, to cooks, and vendors – struggle to address the rising challenges of food insecurity and hunger. The majority of these workers are women.
Women are more vulnerable than men to food insecurity. In times of crisis, when prices rise and food is scarce, women and girls consume less and receive less nourishment in order to feed their families.
Join us for a timely discussion on the right to nutritious food and the essential empowerment of women to make it happen.
  • Sharon Eubank, President, Latter-day Saint Charities (moderator)
  • Hans R HerrenBiovision Foundation, Millennium Institute; recipient of the World Food Prize and the Right Livelihood Award (Keynote speaker)
  • Maria Neira, Director of Public Health, Environment and Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organisation
  • Rio Hada, Team leader on economic, social and cultural rights; focal point on the human rights of older persons, UN OHCHR
  • Runa Khan, Founder, Friendship SPO (Social Purpose Organisation), Bangladesh,  associate member Make Mothers Matter

The event flyer can be downloaded here

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