Stand Up for Women
Women’s Nutrition, Economic Empowerment and Leadership in Food Systems Cluster
27 July, 2021
19:30 – 20:20 CET (50 minutes)
The UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) offers a tremendous opportunity to usher in a new era of food systems transformations that is both gender inclusive and gender empowering. This UNFSS solution cluster focuses on three critical components of gender equitable food systems: nutrition, economic empowerment and leadership.
The Alliance for Anemia Actions, a UNFSS solution, will bring attention to food systems transformations that better nourish and empower women through country-focused and multi-sector actions, policies, and evidence-generation.
New and innovative female-focused economic hubs can support women-led enterprises and income generation. And engaging women in the value chain of nutritious and indigenous foods can increase their access to diverse and nutrient-rich diets.
Elevating women to positions of power and influence is necessary for gender-equitable food systems and to advance gender-inclusive policies. A new accountability framework in the Global Food Systems 50/50 initiative tracks organizations commitment to supporting women leaders/policies.
The UNFSS Affiliated Session on Women’s Nutrition, Economic Empowerment and Leadership in Food Systems aims to tap into the experience and lessons of countries to help define cluster priorities. It will also shape how the cluster can support the newly established broader gender Coalition for Action, “Making food systems work for women and girls”.
Join this discussion to learn how we can build women leaders in food systems, empower women as food entrepreneurs, and initiate a country-driven anemia alliance. The session will foster buy-in for this combined approach & recruit country stakeholders to participate in the Cluster.