Empowering Women to End Hunger

March 15, 2016

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Join us for an event hosted by the WGFH alongside United Methodist Women and Grassroots International (part of CSW60)!

Women from diverse regions working in business, government, and grassroots communities will discuss why achieving gender equality is necessary to end hunger and boost inclusive economies through sustainable consumption and production. Women will share the experiences, strategies, and tools they utilize in their efforts to mobilize and advance SDG 2, ending hunger, and SDG 5, achieving full gender equality.

After brief introductory panel remarks, the five women will split into discussion groups and engage in interactive dialogue with attendees, answering questions each through their own lens, including fair trade in Israel/Palestine, SMEs in Ukraine, grassroots activism in Honduras, agricultural extension in Zimbabwe, and workers’ rights in Bangladesh. Presented together, their stories further illustrate how women’s empowerment and ending hunger are inextricably linked.

Date: Tuesday, March 15—10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Church Center for the United Nations—2nd Floor

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