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Food Insecurity and the Gender Divide

Washington DC, USA

November, 29, 2011

Embassy of the Republic of Kenya,2249 R St NW,Washington,DC 20008,USA

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Soaring global food prices are increasing hunger and the burden of the poor, of whom women compose the majority around the world. Women also constitute the majority of the world's farmers who are primarily responsible for their household's food security. This event will examine the gender dimensions of food insecurity, with a special focus on Kenya, Haiti and IFIs.  

Featured Speakers:  

His Excellency Elkanah Odembo, Kenyan Ambassador to the U.S.  

Jacqueline Morette, Farmer and President of the United Women's Association of Poully, Haiti  

Elizabeth Arend, Programs Coordinator and Gender and Food Insecurity Lead, Gender Action  


Susan Scanlan, Chair, National Council of Women's Organizations  

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