GBV Risks, Food Insecurity, and the Integrated Food Security Classification – What Are Basics that Food Security and GBV Actors Need to Know? - GBV AoR Helpdesk 2022

Sep 07, 2022

Current events globally such as the escalating effects of climate change, the war in Ukraine, and the COVID-19 pandemic are creating an exceptional risk of food insecurity across many parts of the world, prompting the UN Secretary General to issue a dire warning in March 2022 about an impending possibility of “a hurricane of hunger and a meltdown of the global food system.”1 Evidence shows that this cataclysm of food insecurity will impact the lives of women and girls disproportionately. According to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), women around the world are more likely than men to experience moderate or severe food insecurity, an issue that appears in recent years to be on the rise. 2, 3 As food insecurity continues to increase, so may this food-related gender gap.