Rural women and girls play an unquestionable role in building resilience.
As the world increasingly faces profound upheavals in its food systems exacerbated by pressure from climate change and other shocks, it is paramount to mobilize all available resources to strengthen the food systems. Rural women and girls play an unquestionable role in building resilience. As we mark the International Day of Rural Women, AWARD shine a spotlight on the urgent need to transcend boundaries to build equitable food systems and the critical role rural women play in our food systems.
The United Nations Secretary-General’s report Our Common Agenda calls for a transformation of global food systems to ensure everyone has access to healthy diets. By guaranteeing that rural women and girls benefit from and participate in this transformation, we can help deliver Sustainable Development Goals, including Gender Equality (Goal 5) and Zero Hunger (Goal 2).
“Rural women represent the backbone of many communities, but they face obstacles preventing them from realizing their potential. The devastating impacts of climate change add to their hardship,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.