The Hunger Project and Land O’Lakes International Development Host Panel on Governance and Halting Gender-Based Violence

March 21, 2013

Cycle of Malnutrition .nodeAs a part of the 2013 session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, The Hunger Project and Land O’Lakes International Development hosted a parallel event on March 12, 2013. The topic was Women, Governance and Halting Gender-Based Violence. The turnout was great – every seat was filled.

Land O’Lakes shared the impact of women’s leadership in dairy cooperatives, particularly in Kenya – including showing how outreach programs of dairy cooperatives played a role in preventing violence during the recent Kenyan elections.

The Hunger Project shared about the role of women leaders in local government, particularly in South Asia but also globally.

Speakers included:

  • Mary Munene, Chief of Party for USAID Kenya Dairy Sector Competitiveness Program, Land O’Lakes International Development — Download Mary’s presentation
  • Rita Sarin, Global Vice President and Country Direct, The Hunger Project-India (via video — available here)
  • Mara Russell, Practice Manager for Food Security, Livelihoods and Gender Task Force, Land O’Lakes International Development – Download Mara’s presentation
  • John Coonrod, PhD, Executive Vice President, The Hunger Project – Download John’s presentation

Learn more about other great presentations at the 57th Commission on the Status of Women