Report on integrating a gender perspective in the right to food

14 December 2015
Special Rapporteur on the rights to food
To the Human Rights Council's 31st session


In the report, the Special Rapporteur explores the structural, cultural, legal, economic and ecological barriers that women face in their fulfilment of the right to food. It identifies examples of good practice, demonstrating how increased access to and control over assets on behalf of women, has shown to have positive effects on household food security, child nutrition and general well-being of the woman and her family. The report encourages States to focus on gender-sensitive policies in all fields, particularly in the context of climate change, in order to achieve further improvements in women’s access to their right to food.