Women of the world, hailing from every culture and nation, are invited to take part in WE. They include high-profile figures from literature and science, art and politics, business and communications, who will be invited to become WE Ambassadors, to spread and testify to the importance of building a network, in a single, great WE, “us”.
“It is a great pleasure to be here, to be part of the WE-Women for Expo International Board and to help people understand the importance of the role of women in the field of food and nutrition. And that doesn’t just mean cooking it!”
What are your main areas of interest today?
For many years I worked together with hundreds of people across the globe with the common objective of obtaining a ban on the use of landmines. I am still very interested and committed to this issue but my current role is that of president of the Nobel Women’s Initiative, consisting of six female Nobel Peace Prize winners working together to promote the role of women across the globe, striving for a sustainable peace where there is equality and justice. It is a great pleasure to be here, to be part of the WE-Women for Expo International Board and to help people understand the importance of the role of women in the field of food and nutrition. And that doesn’t just mean cooking it!
What is the impact of women today?
Contrary to what I would have imagined I discovered that 80 percent of land workers are female. It is absolutely vital, for the sake of global safety, that women’s voices on the themes of food and food safety are listened to.
Do you think we could witness an actual war over food?
We already see wars been fought over food: take war over famine, for instance, conflicts that originate because of the lack of food available to refugees and their families in war zones. It’s an important issue that I do not think many people have fully grasped.
I remember a conversation I had with a very progressive senator in the USA who believed that the next wars would be fought over water because it is a diminishing resource. With global climate changes we are currently witnessing terrible repercussions on agriculture and food. And, unless we do something about this, it is not easy to foresee what the situation will be in 2050, when there will be around 9 billion people on earth and food and water safety will be crucial.