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Gerda-Verburg

Why saying ‘let’s empower women’ is not good enough

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On 21 February 2017, Ms. Gerda Verburg, Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Coordinator and Assistant UN Secretary-General met Thomson Reuters to share the key lessons from her personal and professional life. Highlighting why, the perspectives of women are imperative and crucial to achieving sustainable development. Saying ‘let’s...

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Hadiza (center) prepares a family meal, aided by her daughters Nadia, 4, and Layhanatou, 10, who grind millet in a wooden mortar. At age 32, Hadiza has six children, four sons and two daughters. She lives in Rabé chantier, a village 25 kilometers east of Dosso comprised of circular huts made of mud brick covered with straw, and granaries topped with straw hats. The little girls help their mother with chores while the men work in the fields. The village marabout sees to the children’s education. The most widely grown grain in Niger, it is the country’s dietary mainstay. Threshing, hulling and grinding millet by hand makes for a long, exhausting workday. The Ministry of Population, Advancement of Women and Protection of Children has made it a priority to lighten women’s workloads by providing them access to mills, hullers and water sources. In the countryside, however, many Niger women have no choice but to use the traditional methods.



The agriculture sector in Niger is characterized by very low levels of farm input use and low productivity. Women account for approximately 24% of Niger’s agricultural farm labour, but have sole ownership of only 9% of the total land area controlled by Niger’s households.  Increasing women’s contributions to Niger’s agricultural sector could help rural households lift themselves out of poverty. Photo: © Stephan Gladieu / World Bank

Mechanisms to improve resilience are included in a new adaptive social protection system in Niger

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN in Practice

In 2016, the project added components to promote an adaptive social protection system in Niger. These include mechanisms to make social protection interventions more responsive to shocks and allow poor and vulnerable households to build their resilience. The goal of this newer program is to...

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Three SNV videos shortlisted for the 2017 Social Impact Media Awards

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

In January 2017, 3 videos commissioned by SNV* were shortlisted for the 2017 Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) which champion the creative works of visual storytelling that inspire activism, compassion and social transformation. The videos produced by BrandOutLoud were shortlisted from a selection of videos...

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Doctor looks at boy's throat in medical examination. Mexico. Photo: © Curt Carnemark / World Bank

Mexico tackles malnutrition with the PROSPERA social protection program

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN in Practice

Despite important progress in poverty reduction, significant segments of the Mexican population still face food insecurity and nutrition challenges. The Ministry of Social Development (SEDESOL) documents that in 2012, as many as 27.4 million people (23.3 percent of the total population) reported some deprivation related...

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Improving Nutrition and Health for Pregnant and Lactating Women

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN in Practice

Nutrition for women in pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and over the first two years of the child’s life is of utmost importance for the survival, health and development of mothers and their children. This research brief on nutrition and health integration across the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child,...

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FAO Cambodia Case Study: The Impact of Gender Policy Processes on the Right to Food

  |   SUN in Practice, SUN UN Network

In April 2016, the Food and Agriculture Organization launched the results of a case study titled "The Impact of Gender Policy Processes on the Right to Food". The purpose of this study was to identify potential gender-related entry points for the development of activities on the...

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Unequal portions report

New Save the Children report highlights unequal progress in tackling malnutrition

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

Launched in June 2016, a new report by Save the Children has revealed the results of new research into what makes some children more vulnerable to malnutrition than others. The report, Unequal Portions: ending malnutrition for every child, is part of a new campaign, Every Last Child, aiming...

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UNICEF’s 2016 State of the World’s Children Report calls for a fair chance for every child

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On 28 June 2016, UNICEF launched their annual flagship report The State of the World's Children which paints a stark picture of what is in store for the world’s poorest children if governments, donors, businesses and international organizations do not accelerate efforts to address their needs. The 2016 State...

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