Recognizing that there are gaps in the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework related to Human Rights, which directly affect girls and women, and other groups such as indigenous peoples, local communities and youth; We will hold a series of dialogues to discuss how the post-2020 GBF could incorporate concrete elements to be effectively gender responsive. Each dialogue will involve guests speakers from the environmental community to jointly identify key elements that can be integrated into the next strategic plan of the Convention on Biological Diversity and beyond Post2020 for its effective and inclusive implementation.
Dialogue 1: Food sovereignty, gender and poverty eradication
Date: October 27, 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: Mexico City 6 AM // ET 8 AM // CET 1 PM // Bangkok 7 PM
Recording now available at our YouTube Channel.
Registration in advance https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqduGurTMrHdWO6WnFyv-a99UNmrdjykIQ
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*Interpretation will be provided in Spanish
The terms food security and food sovereignty both aim to assure that people have access to an adequate amount of food. But while food security assures access to sufficient safe and nutritious food that meets dietary needs. Food sovereignty includes access to culturally appropriate food, ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and the right to define one’s own food and agricultural systems.
Aware that women and girls, are key actors in assuring food sovereignty, given their traditional knowledge and sustainable practices, and recognizing that by involving women in the food production chains, many would also have access to a financial income that would prevent them and their families from living in poverty,
We want to reflect on the questions:
- What role do women and girls play in food sovereignty?
- How can Post2020 strengthen or undermine their contributions?
- How important are women’s initiatives towards biodiversity conservation and sustainable use?
Guest speakers and hostess
Moderator : Mrinalini Rai/ Women4Biodiversity