Food Security and Gender Equality

Women play a crucial role in the production of food and in feeding their families and the world. Gender equality is highly connected to food security at a local, national, and global level. Simply put, as this research shows, the more gender inequality there is in a country, the hungrier people are. But the lack of collection and incorporation of sex-disaggregated data on global food security datasets leads global policymakers to overlook gender equality in food security solutions. 

The purpose of this study is to explore the correlation between gender inequality values and food security scores worldwide combined with existing literature and rich studies on the links between gender and food in specific contexts to create powerful insights on the need that the world needs to produce, publish, and use more consistent data on gender equality and food.

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