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   Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women.

Challenges & of zero hunger - Gender

Credit: Mallika Aryal/IPS

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 4 2019 (IPS)- Enough food is produced today to feed everyone on the planet, but hunger is on the rise in some parts of the world, and some 821 million people are considered to be “chronically undernourished”. What steps are being taken to ensure that everyone, worldwide, receives sufficient food?

Thanks to rapid economic growth, and increased agricultural productivity over the last two decades, the number of people in the world who aren’t getting enough to eat has dropped by almost a half, with regions such as Central and East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean making great strides in eradicating extreme hunger. However, that’s against a background of the global population rising by nearly two billion.

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World Health Day – October 16

Health services must integrate a stronger focus on ensuring optimum nutrition at each stage of a person’s life, according to a new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is  estimated that the right investment in nutrition could save 3.7 million lives by 2025[1]

Direct Link to Full 211-Page WHO Publication:

https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/326261/9789241515856-eng.pdf?ua=1

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World Food Day – October 16

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food – Website:

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Food/Pages/FoodIndex.aspx

 Direct Link to Full 24-Page SR Food Report  to the UN General Assembly 2019:

https://undocs.org/en/A/74/164

Source: WUNRN - 15.10.2019

Towards Gender Equality: Index on Legal Reforms to Help Women’s Economic Inclusion

February 27, 2019 - Do you think the world is becoming more equal for women at work? The recently published Women, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reform gives us some insight. While achieving gender equality requires a broad range of efforts over time, the study focuses on the law as an important first step to providing an objective measure of how specific regulations affect women’s incentives to participate in economic activity.

What is captured in the Women, Business and the Law index?

The study introduces a new index structured around eight indicators that cover different stages of a woman’s working life, which have significant implications for the economic standing of women: Going Places, Starting a Job, Getting Paid, Getting Married, Having Children, Running a Business, Managing Assets and Getting a Pension.

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ILO Convention on Violence & Harassment

CONVENTION EXPLANATION & IMPORTANCE

https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_711891/lang--en/index.htm

By Shauna Olney, Chief, Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch, ILO

For the first time violence and harassment in the world of work are covered in new international labour standards, adopted at the Centenary International Labour Conference and now open for ratification by ILO member States.

What is the significance of the Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190) and Recommendation (No. 206)?

The process behind these instruments began in 2015, and – with the recent global outcry against violence and harassment – their adoption could not be more timely or relevant. The Convention is strong and practical. Together with the Recommendation , Convention No. 190  provides a clear framework for action and an opportunity to shape a future of work based on dignity and respect, free from violence and harassment. The right of everyone to a world of work free from violence and harassment has never before been clearly articulated in an international treaty. It also recognizes that such behaviours can constitute a human rights violation or abuse.

These instruments – the first of the ILO’s second century – also reaffirm the ILO’s crucial standard-setting role. They are tangible evidence of the enduring value and strength of social dialogue and tripartism, and social dialogue and tripartism will be essential to implementing them at national level.

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