Nutrition and women’s empowerment – a foundation for development in Sri Lanka
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka embarked on a new joint project today to improve women’s nutrition and promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in Sri Lanka by providing critical information and services on sexual and reproductive health, nutrition and food security over the next year.
The joint project is thanks to a contribution to WFP by the Government of Denmark (USD 458,000; LKR 81.9 million). The initiative will be executed in close cooperation with the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine.
Fostering social and economic empowerment among women will help break the vicious intergenerational cycle of malnutrition. Today @WFP and @UNFPASriLanka launched a joint project for improved #nutrition & women empowerment in 6 districts. An amazing kick start to #16DaysOfActivism pic.twitter.com/nX3DChFYPT
— Brenda (@Brenda_Barton) November 26, 2018