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2021 World Food Prize Laureate: The power of small fish to nourish women and children

  |   SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

*First published by U.S. Agency for International Development: Stories of USAID’s Work from Around the World on 25 October 2021, authored by Mr Shawn Baker, USAID Chief Nutritionist and former SUN Movement Executive Committee Chair This May, Dr Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, of Denmark and Trinidad and...

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Consultation open: Development of CFS guidelines on gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment in food security and nutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Secretariat, SUN UN Network

Until 23 November 2021, suggestions and comments are welcome in the development of Committee on Food Security (CFS) Voluntary Guidelines on gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment in the context of food security and nutrition. BACKGROUND Advancing gender equality and women's and girls' empowerment is critical...

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International Day of Rural Women: Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat, SUN UN Network

Photo: ILO/M. Crozet Originally published by UN Women, Friday 8 October 2021 This year, the International Day of Rural Women (15 October), puts a spotlight on “Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All.” Established by the UN General Assembly in its resolution 62/136 of 18 December 2007, this international day...

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Economic empowerment of rural women strengthens food security

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The programme, 'Accelerating Progress towards Rural Women's Economic Empowerment’, implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls (UN Women) and the...

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Strengthening the leadership of SUN FPs on gender equality and nutrition

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International  Francophone Scaling Up Nutrition Government Focal Points learned more about gender equality and nutrition as part of the virtual Nutrition Leadership Development Workshop Just in time for International Women’s Day, francophone Scaling Up Nutrition Government Focal Points (SUN FPs) participated in...

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Nutrition and gender leadership on the menu for francophone SUN countries

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Secretariat

Capacity strengthening is a central area to accelerate multi-sectoral nutrition actions at national and sub-national levels. This also rings true for scaling up gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls across the SUN Movement. Nutrition International’s Nutrition Technical Assistance Mechanism (NTEAM), through the...

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Putting the Seqota Declaration into action: Fostering gender equality in nutrition at the district level in Ethiopia

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

Ethiopia, an exemplar in stunting reduction,[1] joined the SUN Movement in 2012 and announced the Seqota Declaration in 2015, which is a high-level commitment to end childhood stunting and undernutrition by 2030. Nutrition International, a key SUN Movement partner, has worked to foster gender equality...

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An award-winning business plan for tackling child undernutrition in Nigeria

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Country Network

Oluwaseun Sangoleye’s Baby Grubz: An award-winning business plan for tackling child undernutrition in Nigeria * Originally posted by the SUN Business Network In 2013, Nigerian agri-entrepreneur Oluwaseun Sangoleye founded Baby Grubz, a food company that manufactures complementary baby and infant food products. This year, on 30 July, Sangoleye...

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Girls advocating for girls’ nutrition in Ethiopia

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

Better Nutrition = Greater Equality & more Equality = Better Nutrition Nutrition and gender are intimately interconnected. Women and girls make up 60% of all undernourished people globally. Poor nutrition compounds existing barriers and presents new hurdles for women and girls as they look to realise...

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