Giving realisation to the 'right to food'

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dc.description.abstract The right to food is a fundamental human right enshrined in international law. Evidence suggests that there has been little progress towards achieving this right. This introduction to this special issue explores the meaning of this right and, based on available evidence, suggests that to achieve the Millennium Development Goal of halving poverty, a necessary precondition is that gender equality is addressed. Our responses need to address both long-term structural issues, such as changing the power relationships in society, as well as short-term measures necessary to mitigate the harsh impacts of hunger and poverty, particularly for children. Some examples of social protection measures that are proving effective in this regard are given. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject FOOD SECURITY en
dc.subject HUMAN RIGHTS en
dc.subject GENDER EQUALITY en
dc.title Giving realisation to the 'right to food' en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 86 en
dc.BudgetYear 2010/11 en
dc.ResearchGroup Economic Perfomance and Development en
dc.SourceTitle Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity en
dc.ArchiveNumber 6750 en
dc.PageNumber 307 en
dc.outputnumber 5399 en
dc.bibliographictitle Motala, S. (2010) Giving realisation to the right to food. Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity. 86:307. en
dc.publicationyear 2010 en
dc.contributor.author1 Motala, S. en

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