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Online Discussion | Food Security, Gender Equality and Peace-Building

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Until 31st July 2015, the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN forum) is running an online discussion about Food Security, Gender Equality and Peace-Building. This online discussion was organised in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies to better understand the links between food security, gender equality and violent conflicts, and subsequent peace-building processes.

Organisers of the forum want to understand how addressing the specific priorities of men and women (across different socio-economic, cultural and age groups) in food and nutrition interventions could shape conflict mitigation and prevention, and peace-building.

The results of the online discussion will help inform a study aimed at generating evidence-based, meaningful, and actionable recommendations, on the nexus between support to food and nutrition security and building resilient livelihoods, peace processes and stability, and how to integrate gender issues into appropriate policies and actions related to food and nutrition security in situations where conflict exists, has recently ceased, or is likely to reoccur.
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Questions for the consultation

  • Question 1: Are you aware of any work, projects, programmes or policies that address the issues of food security, gender equality and peace-building, and the links between them? Would you be willing to share it with us, to help better inform this research?
  • Question 2: Could addressing the different food security and nutrition priorities of women and men, girls and boys help prevent the onset of violent conflict, or shorten its duration? How could this be best achieved? Please provide details of any existing work that addresses these issues.
  • Question 3: Does your organization have experience of post-conflict contexts where women and men, through their roles in agriculture and food and nutrition security, would have contributed to preventing conflict or shortening its duration? What were these roles and how did they contribute?

Join the discussion now at FSN Forum

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About the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition

The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) is an online venue for multi-stakeholder dialogue where policy decisions on food security and nutrition are collectively inspired, developed and linked with practice. The FSN Forum is facilitated by the Agricultural Development Economics Division (ESA) in FAO. Visit the website:

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