Month: October 2016

Roots of Change: Food Sovereignty, Women, and Eco-Justice

Roots of Change: Food Sovereignty, Women, and Eco-Justice

ROOTS OF CHANGE features women’s spirited calls to change our global direction. In this visually striking short film, women warn of the current realities and looming threats of food crisis, climate change, and corruption. Women’s leadership and ownership in local systems of food production are desperately needed–as is the collaboration of their husbands, brothers, fathers, and sons. This leadership and ownership is what is meant by food sovereignty.

Through grassroots activism and transformation of global trade, people can work to curb exploitation of people and the planet. Foreign direct investment must be shaped to benefit women and Indigenous people. Additionally, people’s rights to commonly held resources such as water and agricultural land must be protected.

Roots of Change: Food Sovereignty, Women, and Eco-Justice

Roots of Change: Food Sovereignty, Women, and Eco-Justice

ROOTS OF CHANGE features women’s spirited calls to change our global direction. In this visually striking short film, women warn of the current realities and looming threats of food crisis, climate change, and corruption. Women’s leadership and ownership in local systems of food production are desperately needed–as is the collaboration of their husbands, brothers, fathers, and sons. This leadership and ownership is what is meant by food sovereignty.

The Elusive Woman Secretary-General #UN

The Elusive Woman Secretary-General #UN

Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury, former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the UN, spoke on his disappointment that the position has not yet been held by a woman.

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