Flashback to Women's Forum Italy 2015!


Flashback to Women's Forum Italy 2015!


How can we guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the planet and its equilibrium? This was the question at the heart of the Expo Milano 2015 – and the inspiration for the Women’s Forum Italy, that took place on 29-30 June as part of the Universal Exhibition.


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  Jacqueline Franjou, Women's Forum CEO and Emma Bonino, Former Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs at Women's Forum Italy 2015



Food clearly has gender dimensions. Women farmers produce more than half of the all food worldwide, and women still have the greater responsibility for buying and preparing meals. Women and girls suffer more from food insecurity than are boys and men.  They are also more liable to obesity and far more exposed to eating disorders. The Women’s Forum Italy integrates these kinds of gender issues into its agenda. Our first goal, though, is diversity of voice on a sustainable food future: we seek to enable women leaders from different sectors and parts of the world to be heard with their men counterparts on the key issues of how we are to feed our planet. Thus the Forum’s program streams, drawn from the Expo, which are:


  • Feast and famine: A contemporary paradox
  • The future of food:  What will we eat in the future?
  • Sustainable food = An equitable world


Clara Gaymard, Women's Forum President at Women's Forum Italy 2015



The Women’s Forum Italy was an initiative of the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society together with Valore D. We were honored and delighted that the Forum opened the Expo’s Women’s Weeks, the series of conferences being coordinated by WE – Women for Expo, the Expo Milano 2015 network of women from around the world to speak out and act jointly on food and sustainability. We received 500+ participants for the one and a half days of the Forum, coming from around the world. The topics were as fascinating as they were challenging and important. 


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