The importance of gender in policy processes related to the right to food: The cases of Senegal and Togo
This report in french (PDF) from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations elaborates on the importance of gender in policy processes related to the right to food. The purpose of the study is to identify potential entry-points for the development of activities on the right to adequate food in both countries. It analyses the importance of gender issues in key dimensions of national policy and legislative processes currently ongoing and that are considered viable opportunities to initiate or strengthen the implementation of the Right to Food Guidelines at country level. The study provides an overview of some key areas where women are generally discriminated against, that influence the realization of the right to adequate food in West Africa and explores the importance of gender issues in political and legal processes related to the right to adequate food for each country. It concludes by focusing on positive experiences that could be scaled-up and concrete opportunities to further integrate gender components that will contribute to the realization of the right to adequate food in Senegal and in Togo.