The Women’s Working Group is the CSM space of policy articulation and convergence of women and LGBTI movements and organizations. It is a space to build and strengthen, at the global level, the autonomy and self-determination of women and LBGTI individuals to deconstruct the patriarchal narrative that considers them as mere victims and not agents of change, and to operate a radical transformation of our food systems. It is a space to exchange demands, visions, struggles, expectations and ambitions to build convergence towards CFS policy processes and CSM initiatives. The Women’s working group is a safe space open to all women, men and non-binary gender identities. The Working Group is currently leading CSM’s engagement towards the policy process of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women and Girl’s empowerment in the context of Food Security and Nutrition (GEWE) which is expected to be finalized by October 2022.

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Updates and Events

Gender, COVID-19 and Food Systems: impacts, community responses and feminist policy demands DOWNLOAD THE REPORT HERE! This publication is a report of the CSM Women’s Working Group. It was authored by Jessica Duncan and Priscilla Claeys in consultation with the Women’s Working Group.  “We won’t go back to normality, because normality was the problem.” With this sentence projected on the ...
15 October 2019 CSM Statement at CFS 46 on the International Day of Rural Women Delivered on behalf of CSM by Silvia Dywili, World March of Women, Mozambique It is shocking that 820 million people are living with hunger, majority of them being women in every region. We believe that the current global food system builds on and perpetuates gender-based discrimination and the violation of women’s r...
CSM side event @CFS 46 The impact of extractivism on women’s right to food and the struggle for a just transition Addressing root causes of violence against women and the way ahead for concrete solutions towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda 17 October 2019 08.30 - 10.00 Iran room DOWNLOAD THE FLYER SUMMARY OF THE SIDE EVENT Panelists: Samantha Hargreaves - WoMin (South Africa) Chaturika S...
An input and vision paper of the CSM Working Group of Women Without feminism there is no agroecology! Towards healthy, sustainable and just food systems August 2019   This document intends to inform CSM positions towards the  upcoming CFS Policy Process on Agroecology and other innovations. A shorter version of this vision is also included in the new edition 2019 of the Right to Food and Nut...
CSM Women's Vision Document 2018 We women of the CSM constituency, gathering rural and urban, fisher folks, peasants, pastoralists, indigenous, consumers, agricultural workers, NGO activists, landless women from all across the world, met during the CFS High Level Forum on women’s empowerment in the context of food security and nutrition, and developed the structure of our Vision Statement.  Thi...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1RyHjzohBE&feature=youtu.be In this video, Rossana Scaricabarozzi, of ActionAid Italy, talks about the results of a study carried out recently about the condition of migrant agricultural workers, particularly women. The study shows that women are among the most exploited and least paid migrant agricultural workers in Italy. Despite the escalating numbers of mig...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxymfU_Rf4g&feature=youtu.be On the International Day of Rural Women, Margarita Gómez from CLOC-Vía Campesina shares her concerns about the plight of women living and working in the Latin America countryside. Among the problems they are facing are threats, evictions from their territories, persecution, hunger and malnutrition. However, it reminds us that we sh...
https://youtu.be/yjIN5lpGPVE 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 improvemen...
For immediate release: Monday, 15 October 2016 Women farmers, fishers, pastoralists, agriculture workers and indigenous smallholders have been feeding their communities for centuries but remain largely invisible in the world of agriculture. To celebrate International Day of Rural Women today at the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Plenary in Rome, a panel of experts on food security, repr...
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