Hunger is a feminist issue - Alianza por la Solidaridad & ActionAid Spain on the VOICE out loud 34
Women and girls are the most vulnerable when a hunger crisis strikes. In fact, 70% of all people currently in urgent need of food assistance are women or girls. However, 90% of the time, they are responsible for purchasing and preparing food for their families.
In this article, Alianza por la Solidaridad & ActionAid Spain explore the role of women and girls in the fight against hunger. A role that proves to be critical, as they are instrumental in each of the three components of food security: availability, access, and utilization.
Considering the key responsibility women and girls have in the food security system, it proves vital to ensure that they benefit from humanitarian funding, that women-led organisations and responses are valued accordingly, and that they take an active part in the decision-making process in the fight against hunger.
“We believe that hunger is a feminist issue, and that any effective response must necessarily be feminist.”