land commercialisation; agrarian transformation; gender; right to food
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Joshi Saba (2019), Working wives: gender, labour and land commercialization in Ratanakiri, Cambodia, in Globalizations
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In the second phase of this project we continue to examine changes in food security in the wake of land commercialisation from a right to food and gender equality perspective. We seek to document changes in vulnerability contexts and in access to land, jobs, income, and other resources, and explore who benefits and who loses as a result of different types of transformation. We are particularly interested in understanding how people adapt to agrarian transformation, how they resist and negotiate change, and what strategies they use to secure their livelihoods. Noting that human rights and gender equality have been described as powerful tools to fight exclusion and discrimination and to challenge unequal power relations, we seek to identify the conditions that need to be in place in order to ensure the realization of the right to food and gender equality.The overarching goal of the project is to strengthen knowledge, awareness, and debate about the relationship between food security, the right to food and gender equality with an eye towards empowering women and men to claim their rights and encouraging governments to create the conditions to facilitate their realisation. Our research highlights the importance of the right to food and gender equality for ensuring food security and the challenge to implementing these principles. Through training and policy dialogue, the project strengthens awareness of the relevance of gender-equality and the right to food among stakeholders at local, national, and international levels, and animates them to weigh our findings in advocating for or adopting rights-based and gendered equitable food security policies.