250752 Sisters on the planet: Invest in women farmers

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 5:05 PM

Hunger is not about too many people and too little food. It's about poverty – and inequality. And women and girls face the greatest inequalities of all. But it doesn't have to be this way. Oxfam has brought together a diverse group of American women as Sisters on the Planet, who are raising awareness about climate change, hunger, and other crises facing women in poor countries. They are using their influence to support women as they fight poverty and hunger now and for generations to come.

This video examines the challenge of hunger and poverty through the lens of women worldwide and includes insights from Sisters on the Planet Ambassadors Actor Joy Bryant, Musician Thao Nguyen, Author Frances Moore Lappé and Former Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin Barbara Lawton. It also shows community led solutions to hunger from Haiti, Peru and Cambodia.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Diversity and culture
Program planning
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Identify 3-4 challenges women face in agriculture and food security Explain 3 community-generated solutions to agriculural and food security challenges

Keywords: Food and Nutrition, Women

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I work on climate, food justice and poverty alleviations camapigns for Oxfam America
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.