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Gender, Nutrition, and the Human Right to Adequate Food

Gender, Nutrition, and the Human Right to Adequate Food

Toward an Inclusive Framework

  • Author: Anne C. Bellows,Flavio L.S. Valente,Stefanie Lemke,María Daniela Núñez Burbano de Lara
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134738730
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 514
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This book introduces the human right to adequate food and nutrition as evolving concept and identifies two structural "disconnects" fueling food insecurity for a billion people, and disproportionally affecting women, children, and rural food producers: the separation of women’s rights from their right to adequate food and nutrition, and the fragmented attention to food as commodity and the medicalization of nutritional health. Three conditions arising from these disconnects are discussed: structural violence and discrimination frustrating the realization of women’s human rights, as well as their private and public contributions to food and nutrition security for all; many women’s experience of their and their children’s simultaneously independent and intertwined subjectivities during pregnancy and breastfeeding being poorly understood in human rights law and abused by poorly-regulated food and nutrition industry marketing practices; and the neoliberal economic system’s interference both with the autonomy and self-determination of women and their communities and with the strengthening of sustainable diets based on democratically governed local food systems. The book calls for a social movement-led reconceptualization of the right to adequate food toward incorporating gender, women’s rights, and nutrition, based on the food sovereignty framework.

Gender Perspective on Nutrition Through the Life Cycle

Gender Perspective on Nutrition Through the Life Cycle

  • Author: United Nations. Administrative Committee on Co-ordination. Sub-committee on Nutrition. Session
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nutrition policy
  • Page: 110
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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Vol. 1-

  • Author: David P. Forsythe
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0195334027
  • Category:
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Freedom from Want

Freedom from Want

The Human Right to Adequate Food

  • Author: George Kent
  • Publisher: Georgetown University Press
  • ISBN: 9781589013254
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 290
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There is, literally, a world of difference between the statements "Everyone should have adequate food," and "Everyone has the right to adequate food." In George Kent's view, the lofty rhetoric of the first statement will not be fulfilled until we take the second statement seriously. Kent sees hunger as a deeply political problem. Too many people do not have adequate control over local resources and cannot create the circumstances that would allow them to do meaningful, productive work and provide for themselves. The human right to an adequate livelihood, including the human right to adequate food, needs to be implemented worldwide in a systematic way. Freedom from Want makes it clear that feeding people will not solve the problem of hunger, for feeding programs can only be a short-term treatment of a symptom, not a cure. The real solution lies in empowering the poor. Governments, in particular, must ensure that their people face enabling conditions that allow citizens to provide for themselves. In a wider sense, Kent brings an understanding of human rights as a universal system, applicable to all nations on a global scale. If, as Kent argues, everyone has a human right to adequate food, it follows that those who can empower the poor have a duty to see that right implemented, and the obligation to be held morally and legally accountable, for seeing that that right is realized for everyone, everywhere.

Empowering the Poor : Through Human Rights Litigation (Manual)

Empowering the Poor : Through Human Rights Litigation (Manual)

  • Author: Formisano, Maritza Prada
  • Publisher: UNESCO
  • ISBN: 9230010278
  • Category:
  • Page: 114
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The Road to Good Nutrition

The Road to Good Nutrition

  • Author: M. Eggersdorfer,K. Kraemer,M. Ruel,M. Van Ameringen,H.K. Biesalski,M. Bloem,J. Chen,A. Lateef,V. Mannar
  • Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
  • ISBN: 331802550X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 222
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This is a work of advocacy, whose prime objective is to inform people about the relationship between nutrition security and public health. It draws on the thinking and experience of a selected number of experts in the field of nutrition and public health. Collating up-to-the-minute information in a clear and accessible way, the book forms a ‘one-stop information source’, and paves the way for further, science-led publications in this field. ‘The Road to Good Nutrition’ puts the topic of nutrition security on the agenda of policy-makers, academics, private sector organizations and civil society, as well as of organizations dedicated to the nutrition space. It is also of interest to the educated lay reader who is generally well informed in matters of health, nutrition and sustainability.

Towards the implementation of the right to adequate food in Uganda

Towards the implementation of the right to adequate food in Uganda

report of the National Seminar on the Implementation of the Right to Adequate Food in Uganda

  • Author: Uganda Human Rights Commission
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Food supply
  • Page: 288
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Routledge International Handbook of Food Studies

Routledge International Handbook of Food Studies

  • Author: Ken Albala
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136741666
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 424
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Over the past decade there has been a remarkable flowering of interest in food and nutrition, both within the popular media and in academia. Scholars are increasingly using foodways, food systems and eating habits as a new unit of analysis within their own disciplines, and students are rushing into classes and formal degree programs focused on food. Introduced by the editor and including original articles by over thirty leading food scholars from around the world, the Routledge International Handbook of Food Studies offers students, scholars and all those interested in food-related research a one-stop, easy-to-use reference guide. Each article includes a brief history of food research within a discipline or on a particular topic, a discussion of research methodologies and ideological or theoretical positions, resources for research, including archives, grants and fellowship opportunities, as well as suggestions for further study. Each entry also explains the logistics of succeeding as a student and professional in food studies. This clear, direct Handbook will appeal to those hoping to start a career in academic food studies as well as those hoping to shift their research to a food-related project. Strongly interdisciplinary, this work will be of interest to students and scholars throughout the social sciences and humanities.

Methods to Monitor the Human Right to Adequate Food

Methods to Monitor the Human Right to Adequate Food

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Food & Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)
  • ISBN: 9789251060667
  • Category: Famines
  • Page: 173
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Synopsis: 2014 Global Hunger Index

Synopsis: 2014 Global Hunger Index

The Challenge of Hidden Hunger

  • Author: von Grebmer, Klaus,Saltzman, Amy,Birol, Ekin,Wiesman, Doris,Prasai, Nilam,Yin, Sandra,Yohannes, Yisehac,Menon, Purnima,Thompson, Jennifer,Sonntag, Andrea
  • Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • ISBN: 0896298558
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 10
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The 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report—the ninth in an annual series—presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger. It shows that the world has made progress in reducing hunger since 1990, but still has far to go, with levels of hunger remaining “alarming” or “extremely alarming” in 16 countries. This year’s report focuses on a critical aspect of hunger that is often overlooked: hidden hunger. Also known as micronutrient deficiency, hidden hunger affects more than an estimated 2 billion people globally. The repercussions of these vitamin and mineral deficiencies are both serious and long-lasting. Where hidden hunger has taken root, it not only prevents people from surviving and thriving as productive members of society, it also holds countries back in a cycle of poor nutrition, poor health, lost productivity, persistent poverty, and reduced economic growth.

Die Hörigkeit der Frau

Die Hörigkeit der Frau

  • Author: John Stuart Mill
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Women's rights
  • Page: 176
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A compilation of essential documents on the rights to food and nutrition

A compilation of essential documents on the rights to food and nutrition

  • Author: Gina Bekker,University of Pretoria. Centre for Human Rights,University of the Western Cape. Community Law Centre
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 159
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Das Salz-Zucker-Fett-Komplott

Das Salz-Zucker-Fett-Komplott

Wie die Lebensmittelkonzerne uns süchtig machen

  • Author: Michael Moss
  • Publisher: Ludwig
  • ISBN: 3641129621
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 624
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Essen kann tödlich sein – wie Nestlé, Kellogg’s, Kraft & Co. unsere Gesundheit aufs Spiel setzen Minneapolis, April 1999: Bei einem geheimen Treffen kommen die Geschäftsführer der zwölf größten Nahrungsmittelkonzerne der USA – darunter Nestlé, Coca-Cola und Kraft – zusammen. Auf ihrer Agenda: die weltweit zunehmende Fettleibigkeit. Ihre Sorge: Immer häufiger werden industriell hergestellte Lebensmittel mit ihren Unmengen an Salz, Zucker und Fett für die Gewichtsprobleme der Menschen verantwortlich gemacht. Ein Vorstandsmitglied von Kraft appelliert an das Gewissen seiner Kollegen. Doch unvermittelt ist das Treffen zu Ende ... Fünfzehn Jahre später ist nicht nur die Anzahl der Fettleibigen massiv angestiegen, immer öfter werden auch Krankheiten wie Diabetes, Bluthochdruck, Arthrose, Brust- und Darmkrebs mit unserem immensen Konsum von industriell erzeugten Nahrungsmitteln in Zusammenhang gebracht. Milliarden werden investiert, um die perfekte Mischung an Salz, Zucker und Fett zu finden, die uns süchtig macht nach immer mehr. Michael Moss öffnet uns die Augen für die skrupellosen Geschäftsmethoden der Nahrungsmittel-Multis. Alarmierend, spannend, zukunftsweisend: Sein Buch wird unseren Blick auf unsere Essgewohnheiten für immer verändern.

Health Inequalities and Global Justice

Health Inequalities and Global Justice

  • Author: Patti Tamara Lenard
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748656529
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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Explores the moral dilemmas posed by disparities in health across nations

Weltarmut und Menschenrechte

Weltarmut und Menschenrechte

Kosmopolitische Verantwortung und Reformen

  • Author: De Gruyter
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110227355
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 389
  • View: 1329
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Thomas Pogge’s book explains why so many of the wealthy believe that they have no responsibility for the elimination of poverty even though a degree of income transfer seems morally required. The theories of the wealthy are seemingly disconnected from poverty in other countries. Pogge dispatches with this illusion and suggests a realistic standard of global economic justice.

Human Rights Gender And Environment

Human Rights Gender And Environment

  • Author: Tapan Biswal
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9788130904092
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: N.A
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This book is aimed at provoking penetrating inquiry into a wide range of issues. The contours of Human Rights, Gender and Environment issues in India are a difficult terrain and reflect complexities and contradictions of our socio-economic political system. The subject literature has been objectively and passionately laid out by the contributors in their specific segment. A careful and conscious effort has been made and a collective decision arrived at to avoid rhetoric and adding hues to the issues involved. A persuasive argument generating sensitivity to the issues has been the authors approach. The inputs are intended to enable the curious and probing mind to evolve a critical thinking and rational approach in a society in which she lives, interacts and ultimately becomes an indivisible element of the organic whole. This book is divided into three broad sections Human Rights, Gender and Environment. While these broad areas have been treated separately and comprehensively in their respective sections, one can discern a common thread running through all these sections showing their interrelations. In the age of globalization and liberalization the human rights discourse has evolved drastically encompassing many new dimensions within its ambit. This book is a humble attempt at addressing these issues.Contents: Understanding Social Inequality " Caste, Class, Gender and Ethnicity as Distinct categories and their interconnections - Tila Kumar & Hemanta Kumar Bhattu " Globalization and its impact on Dalits - Tila Kumar " HUMAN RIGHTS " Human Rights: Various Meanings- Nachiketa Singh " UN Declarations and Covenants - Dr Tapan Biswal & Mithilesh Kumar Singh " Human Rights and Citizenship Rights - Karunakar Patra " Human Rights and the Indian Constitution - Dr Jitinder Kaur " Human Rights, Laws and Institutions in India: The Role of the National Human Rights Commission - Dr Niranjan Sahoo " Human Rights of Marginalized Groups: Dalits, Adivasis, Women, Minorities and Unorganised Workers - Bishnu Satapathy " Consumer Rights: The Consumer Protection Act and Grievance " Redressal Mechanisms - Dr Savita Hanspal " Human Rights Movement in India - Dr Niranjan Sahoo " GENDER " Analysing Structures of Patriarchy - Gyanaranjan Swain " Gender, Culture and History - Tanaya Mohanty " Economic Development and Women - Aradhana Nanda & P.G. Arul " The Issue of Women s Political Participation and Representation in India - Dr Sangeeta Dhal " Laws, Institutions and Women s Rights in India - Dr Nivedita Pradhan " Women s Movement in India - Dr Tapan Biswal & Tanaya Mohanty " ENVIRONMENT " Environment and Sustainable Development- Gyanaranajan Swain " UN Environment Programme: Rio, Johannesburg and After- Dr Tapan Biswal & Manish Kumar " Issues of Industrial Pollution, Global warming, Threats to Biodiversity - Sasmita Mishra & Sanjay Mishra " Environment Policy in India - Dr Subhendu Ranjan Raj " Environmental Movement in India - Sanjeev Kumar " Appendix

Human rights and economic globalisation

Human rights and economic globalisation

directions for the WTO

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Free trade
  • Page: 263
  • View: 7673
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Law and Global Health

Law and Global Health

Current Legal Issues

  • Author: Michael Freeman,Sarah Hawkes,Belinda Bennett
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191003468
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 600
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Current Legal Issues, like its sister volume Current Legal Problems (now available in journal format), is based upon an annual colloquium held at University College London. Each year leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another discipline of thought. Each colloquium examines how the external discipline is conceived in legal thought and argument, how the law is pictured in that discipline, and analyses points of controversy in the use, and abuse, of extra-legal arguments within legal theory and practice. Law and Global Health, the sixteenth volume in the Current Legal Issues series, offers an insight into the scholarship examining the relationship between global health and the law. Covering a wide range of areas from all over the world, articles in the volume look at areas of human rights, vulnerable populations, ethical issues, legal responses and governance.

Public Policy in International Economic Law

Public Policy in International Economic Law

The ICESCR in Trade, Finance, and Investment

  • Author: Diane Desierto
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191026484
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 432
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States reject inequality when they choose to ratify the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), but to date the ICESCR has not yet figured prominently in the policy calculus behind States' international economic decisions. This book responds to the modern challenge of operationalizing the ICESCR, particularly in the context of States' decisions within international trade, finance, and investment. Differentiating between public policy mechanisms and institutional functional mandates in the international trade, finance, and investment systems, this book shows legal and policy gateways for States to feasibly translate their fundamental duties to respect, protect, and fulfil economic, social and cultural rights into their trade, finance, and investment commitments, agreements, and contracts. It approaches the problem of harmonizing social protection objectives under the ICESCR with a State's international economic treaty obligations, from the designing and interpreting international treaty texts, up to the institutional monitoring and empirical analysis of ICESCR compliance. In examining public policy options, the book takes into account around five decades of States' implementation of social protection commitments under the ICESCR; its normative evolution through the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the Committee's expanded fact-finding and adjudicative competences under the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR; as well as the critical, dialectical, and deliberative roles of diverse functional interpretive communities within international trade, finance, and investment law. Ultimately, the book shoes how States' ICESCR commitments operate as the normative foundation of their trade, finance, and investment decisions.