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Critically analyse the vulnerability of women in obtaining equitable access to food across the World.

Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

1. Critically analyse the vulnerability of women in obtaining equitable access to food across the World. (250 words)

Reference:  Down to Earth

Why the question:

The article brings to us closer insights on the vulnerability of women in obtaining equitable access to food across the World.

Key Demand of the question:

Analyse the vulnerability of women in obtaining equitable access to food across the World.

Directive:

Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with what you understand by equitable access to food in general.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

First explain what does an equitable food system in the times of climate crisis and a pandemic look like?

Explain that Gender equality and food systems are interlaced. But today’s food systems — heavily afflicted by power imbalances and inequality — do not work for most women.

Discuss the causative factors that have led to such an imbalance.

Give evidence of inequitable access to Women, reasons behind inequitable access.

Suggest what needs to be done.

Conclusion:

Conclude that food, clothing, and shelter are basic rights that every individual requires for their survival. Recognizing this, prudent efforts should be made for ensuring equitable access of food to women as it would uphold their dignity and also help in achieving sustainable development goals 2 (Zero Hunger) and 5 (Gender Equality) of the United Nations.