The United Nations has named comic book heroine Wonder Woman as a new honorary ambassador to promote messages about women's empowerment and gender-based violence. There is something to be said for having role models to inspire women to break the shackles and overcome barriers, but we do not need to look to fiction for this. I am inspired by the real wonder women I meet in my work who are facing and overcoming enormous challenges: women farmers.
Every day these women are on the frontlines of the fight against poverty, hunger and malnutrition. It is high time that their vital role in food production was recognised.