Women, food and power

A Talk by Henriette Abrahams
Chairperson, Bonteheuwel Community Forum

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Women are often described as the hidden faces of hunger. The role of women is further compounded by the fact that women have comparatively limited access to resources and services as a result of cultural, social, political and structural factors. This suggests that they are disproportionately disadvantaged when it comes to food security in relation to their male counterparts. How then do women navigate these restrictive spaces in order to realise the right to food? How do the overcome structural inequalities that perpetuate discriminatory gender roles in order to claim their power back? How has this played out during the pandemic, and what have we learned?


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Henriette Abrahams

Henriette Abrahams is the chairperson of the Bonteheuwel Development Forum working on issues around safety, health, and food security. Henriette is an activist with over 30 years of experience in the NGO sector.

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