Nutritious Food
is a Human Right.
Nutritious Food
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Human Right.
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Root Report: From Piggy to the Bank: Women’s History Month Spotlight

        A collective of 30 women farmers in rural El Salvador called The Cooperativa de Producción Agropecuaria y Servicios Múltiples Mujeres Obrajuelences (ACOPAMO) is dedicated to using agroecological food production to help women and their families thrive. Building on their success raising chickens for meat and market, ACOPAMO established […]

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What We’re Reading: Where Food Justice Meets Economic Justice

by Jusleen Basra At the core of WhyHunger’s mission to end hunger is the understanding that access to nutritious food is directly linked to racial justice, equity and the protection of workers’ rights. This includes the elimination of gender-based wage gaps, the inclusion of farmworkers in labor protection and other policy changes […]

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International Women’s Day 2021: Women’s Right to Food & Economic Power in COVID-19 and Beyond

by Jusleen Basra Hunger and economic hardship have disproportionately affected women, despite the reality women represent 60-80% of food production in the Global South and represent 50% of food chain workers in the U.S.; during the COVID-19 pandemic the trend continues. In the United States, women lost nearly 1 million […]

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