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A National Stakeholders Consultative Forum brings people together for Women’s Day in Nigeria

  |   SUN Country Network

On 8 March 2016, a National Stakeholders Consultative Forum was held in Abuja, Nigeria, to advance the agenda for gender equality and women’s empowerment. The event gathered 569 stakeholders who made policy and programmatic recommendations for the country. Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Ms. Aisha Jummai...

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Niger’s government commits that efforts will be accelerated across sectors to empower all women by 2030

  |   SUN Country Network

On 8 March 2016, the Government of Niger celebrated International Women's Day with an official ceremony at the Palais des Congrès in Niamey. Niger's Minister of Population, Promotion and Protection of Women, Ms. Kafa Rekiatou Christelle Jackou and United Nations Resident Coordinator, Mr. Fopde Ndiaye, attended the...

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Women call for greater political participation and power sharing in Somalia

  |   SUN Country Network

On 8 March 2016, an event was organised by the Federal Government of Somalia with support from the European Union and United Nations agencies under the theme, 'A pledge for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment', t recognise International Women's Day. This responds to call by Somali women for greater...

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Analysis paper on Nutrition and health in women, children, and adolescent girls

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

In September 2015, an analysis paper was released on Nutrition and health in women, children, and adolescent girls. It calls on urgent action to tackle malnutrition in all forms to help nutrition unlock the potential of investment in the health of women, children and adolescents....

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The 21st SUN Country Network Meeting is focused on Equity and Gender

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

From 14 – 18 September 2015, the SUN Country Network came together via telephone and video conference for the 21st series of Country Network meetings. The thematic discussion on Equity and Gender encouraged discussion between countries and an opportunity to share and learn from one...

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Graça Machel joins civil society in Malawi for a nutrition champion building workshop

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

On 20 August 2015, Graça Machel, an international advocate for women's and children's rights, Founder and Chair of the Graca Machel Trust and South Africa’s former first lady, made a two day visit to accelerate efforts to improve nutrition in Malawi. Her visit was to inspire...

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Sierra Leone market women are engaged to promote nutrition, immunisation and zero Ebola cases

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

On 19 August 2015, a two day workshop was held in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on the topic “Engaging Market Women to Promote Nutrition, Immunization and Maintaining Zero Ebola Case”. The workshop was organised by the Children Advocacy Forum Sierra Leone in collaboration with the Sierra...

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Zambia’s Vice President calls for better nutrition, innovative ideas, and support for breastfeeding mothers

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

On 7 August 2015, the Zambia Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition Alliance met with Vice-President Inonge Wina to discuss the importance of nutrition to every Zambian child. She recognised that nutrition is of great importance to the country due to the impact stunting can have...

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