Lever of Change: Gender
Gender equality and food systems are intertwined: There is evidence that gender inequality causes food insecurity and that gender equality and the empowerment of women results in improved food security and nutrition. Stark gender inequalities are both a cause and an outcome of unsustainable food systems, unjust food access, consumption and production. Tackling gender injustice and truly empowering women is not only a fundamental prerequisite for food systems transformation but also a goal in itself. The actions of this change lever is to work with all actors to achieve a gender just, transformative and equitable food systems which guarantee a world without hunger, where women, men, girls and boys have equal access to nutritious, healthy and safe food, and access to the means to produce, sell and purchase food. The Change Lever also ensures women from all around the world, those working and leading in food systems, are represented and engaged and that their voices are heard in all the processes of the UN Food Systems Summit. Find out more about the Levers of Change.