International Women's Day 2016: Global Perspectives on Women, Food Security and Agriculture

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Tuesday 3/15
6:30 pm
FREE Please RSVP if you plan to attend

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Held in the South America Room, 2nd Floor

2016 is an important year for the future of agriculture and development. The new Sustainable Development Goals, or “SDGs”, will shape the next 15 years of policies, programs and funding. More than any other sector, agriculture is the common thread which holds the 17 SDGs together. SDG #2 calls to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. SDG # 5 calls for gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls. Women produce over half the food worldwide, yet women farmers produce 20-30% less than their male counterparts largely due to differences in access and resources. Investing in women in agriculture can address not only hunger and malnutrition but other challenges including poverty; water and energy use; climate change; and unsustainable production and consumption.

Join us for a celebratory reception featuring a performance by the Anna Crusis Women's Choir, the oldest feminist choir in the U.S., and a panel discussion with:

  • Lisa Mosca, Senior Manager, Philadelphia Horticultural Society City Harvest Program
  • Betsy Teutsch, Author of 100 Under $100: 100 Tools for Empowering Global Women
  • Kirtrina M. Baxter, Community Organizer, Garden Justice Legal Initiative


Sponsored by:


The University of Pennsylvania's South Asia Center, Middle East Center, Center for Africana Studies, Center for East Asian Studies, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program, Asian American Studies Program, Penn Women's Center, Graduate Student Center, Family Resource Center, Netter Center's Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative, and Peace Day Philly, One Book, One Philadelphia, United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia, Global Philadelphia Association and International House Philadelphia