On the first day of the negotiations of the Committee on World Food Security in Rome, and on the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women, Christiana Louwa from the World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP) shares her views on the bad living conditions of women in rural areas. “After years of negotiations and developing instruments, there’s still not much improvement in their situation. Most of the governments have very good policies, including the government of my country Kenia, but they are not translated in concrete actions to help rural women. As a rural, indigenous woman, I call on all the member states of the UN that if they sign or ratify an agreement, they do so with commitment. Our governments have to leave the voluntary approach, because that doesn’t help us at all.”
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