Resilience in Times of Food Insecurity: Reflecting on the experiences of women’s organizations

Resilience in Times of Food Insecurity

Risks and vulnerability to disasters have a fundamental gender dimension. The international community should recognize women’s organizations as valued partners that can bring unique perspectives to resilience policy and practice.

Resilience is about more than technical fixes. It requires social transformation in the broadest sense. Investments in resilience will not ‘trickle down’ to women if they do not address deep-rooted gender inequality and the disproportionate burden placed on the shoulders of women living in poverty.

Ultimately, a transformative approach to building resilience implies moving beyond the status quo and tackling the systemic forms of discrimination that put women at risk in the first place.

The international community should recognize women’s organizations as valued partners that can bring unique perspectives to resilience policy and practice.

Resilience in Times of Food Insecurity 
Publication Date: 
September 2014
Publication Author: 
Lauren Ravon, Oxfam Canada