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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 Country Network, SUN Civil Society 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 Country Network, SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Business 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 Country Network, SUN Civil Society 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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Expo Milano event highlights the key role adolescent girls have in breaking the cycle of malnutrition

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

On 3 July 2015, Save the Children held the event “Starting from girls: they are the source to trigger a change!” at Expo Milano as part of the WE-Women for Expo program. The event highlighted the key role of adolescent girls in low and middle...

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Online Discussion | Food Security, Gender Equality and Peace-Building

  |   SUN UN Network

Until 31st July 2015, the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN forum) is running an online discussion about Food Security, Gender Equality and Peace-Building. This online discussion was organised in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies to better understand the links between food security, gender equality and...

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World Leaders recognised for their steps towards Gender Equality

  |   SUN UN Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

On 18th June 2015, eight world leaders were recognised for the steps they have taken towards improving gender equality. Three of the leaders were from SUN Countries Indonesia, Malawi and Rwanda. In Indonesia, President Joko Widodo promotes the increase of women in senior leadership positions and women representation in...

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