Highlights from this paper:
Many women in Bangladesh face both food insecurity and domestic violence;
We should not presume that, in these situations, all women are agentless.
The author find some rural Bangladeshi women navigate these complex relationships.
Women may eat less or lower quality foods to avoid violence, or vice versa.
Understanding why some women are food insecure can improve policy responses.
This work was supported by ‘Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) programme and funded by UK Department for International Development.
Erin C. Lentz, Complicating narratives of women’s food and nutrition insecurity: Domestic violence in rural Bangladesh, World Development, Volume 104, 2018, Pages 271-280, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.11.019.
Complicating narratives of women’s food and nutrition insecurity: Domestic violence in rural Bangladesh
Published 22 December 2017