A Nested Approach to the Right to Food: Food Security, Gender Violence, and Human Rights
The six contributed chapters in Gender, Nutrition, and the Human Right to Adequate Food: An Inclusive Framework bring public policy, political economy, and gender equity together to create an inclusive framework for food system reform. Uniting human rights, gender discrimination, and food sovereignty, the book offers a comprehensive analysis of the complex intersections between food and nutritional justice, as well as structural poverty and violence. The text is a product of the collaborative effort between the Gender Nutrition Rights (GNR) university-based research group and two international nongovernmental organizations, FIAN International and the Geneva Infant Feeding Association (GIFA), as part of ongoing efforts to “contribute to the capacity and momentum for action and human rights enforceability through the full engagement and self-determination of all women and men in the pursuit of nutritional well-being, with human dignity” (p. xxix). Together, the analyses presented in Gender, Nutrition, and the Human Right to Adequate Food add necessary depth to the consideration of patterns in food insecurity and gender violence, barriers to the full realization of a human right to food, and structural disconnects in the theory and practice of gender security and nutritional access.
This is a review from Hunt, K. (2016). A Nested Approach to the Right to Food: Food Security, Gender Violence, and Human Rights. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 7(1), 141-143. doi: 10.5304/jafscd.2016.071.008. Posted with permission.