This year’s UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) has as its priority theme ‘Challenges and Opportunities in Achieving Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Rural Women and Girls’.
In this context, this parallel event at the NGO CSW Forum will explore the gendered impacts of the increasing commercialization of agriculture and land. Using a series of insights drawn from recent research carried out in rural Cambodia and Ghana, the aim of the discussion is to examine the accessibility and availability of food and land, paid and unpaid forms of labour, gender-based violence against women and shifting food cultures.
Gender Centre @ The Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies; University of Ghana; Multi Angles, Cambodia; DEMETER-R4D
This project forms part of our research cluster on sustainable development that aims to explore the linkages between sustainable development, the protection of the environment, climate change and the branches of international law that protect the rights of the most vulnerable.
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As the EU is revising its legislation on seed marketing, the Geneva Academy is inputting this process to ensure that the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and its article 19 on the right to seeds are taken into account.
ILO Asia Pacific
This training course builds on a series of training delivered during the last years around different ESCR and their links to the SDGs. The 2022 edition will focus on the topical question of the COVID impact, including backlashes in the progress towards the SDGs, with a focus on the rights to health and food.
After having provided academic support to the negotiation of the UN Declaration for ten years, this research project focuses on the implementation of the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas.
The project will notably identify the main opportunities and obstacles to protect the right to seeds in Europe. It will also discuss how to promote changes in European laws, policies and trade agreements to ensure that they do not infringe, but facilitate the realization of peasants’ right to seeds.