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International Women's Day 2024

International Women's Day 2024

February 27, 2024 - Last update: March 4, 2024

Annually, on March 8th, we celebrate International Women's Day, and this year's theme, "Invest in women: Accelerate progress," highlights the importance of achieving gender equality and promoting the well-being of women across all aspects of their lives.

According to UNICEF, more than one billion adolescent girls and women suffer from undernutrition (including underweight and stunting) and multiple micronutrient deficiencies, especially Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA). 

As we advocate for the empowerment of and increased investment in the welfare of women and girls, it is crucial to place them at the forefront of nutrition initiatives. 

The connections between gender and nutrition and what impactful action needs to be taken, are outlined in our communications toolkit below.

Toolkits/ tools

Women and nutrition are connected in many ways. Gender inequality is both a cause and effect of malnutrition, hunger and poverty. We will not succeed in scaling up nutrition if we do not address the drivers and impacts of gender-based discrimination.

The SUN Movement has developed a digital communications toolkit on gender and nutrition, which seeks to: 

  • Clarify the interlinkages and interdependence between gender and nutrition.
  • Amplify the initiatives that countries are carrying out to scale up gender-transformative nutrition actions
  • Support countries in raising awareness on the essential links that connect nutrition, empowerment and the benefits of gender equality for all individuals, families, societies and nations
  • Call on all stakeholders to integrate a gender lens as part of good nutrition, food security and the reduction of inequalities
Access the gender and nutrition toolkit here



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