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Growing food to tackle coronavirus and child malnutrition in Malawi

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Written by Francis Thawani - Communications Officer, WFP Malawi WFP and Government are working to train mothers in agriculture as poor diets put the lives of 56,000 children at risk. “While my son, Chrispine, was being treated for malnutrition at the hospital, I received orange-fleshed potato vines which...

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COVID-19’s triple threat to gender equality, nutrition and future potential

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

* Originally published by 1,000 Days Written By Emma Feutl Kent, Global Policy and Advocacy Manager at 1,000 Days & Robyn Bright, Director of Advocacy at Nutrition International The global COVID-19 health crisis is unprecedented, in both its global scope and devastating impacts. What started as a novel...

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Nutrition and Gender Equality: Linking Sectors for COVID-19 Response and Beyond

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

* Originally published by CanWaCH - Written by World Vision Canada Over the past several months, the COVID-19 pandemic has been top of mind for most Canadians, drawing daily headlines and news coverage as governments across the world fight to contain its impacts. While global attention is...

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Kathmandu call to action on women and girls’ nutrition

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Donor Network

* Written by Alina Meyer and originally published by Nutrition International Nutrition International and the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement (SUN) Secretariat co-hosted the 2019 SUN Global Gathering’s gender workshop, entitled “Productive, not just reproductive! The power of gender equality and empowering women and girls to scale up...

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A campaign to address malnutrition among adolescent girls in Indonesia

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International  Nutrition International launched the ‘With Good Nutrition She’ll Grow Into It’ campaign in Indonesia to highlight the issues of malnutrition among adolescent girls and empower them to achieve their dreams. This global campaign aims to raise awareness about the critical link...

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Putting gender on the table: integrating gender and nutrition

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

*Blog written by Myriam Hebabi and Alina Meyer originally published by Nutrition International Nutrition International, through the Technical Assistance for Nutrition (TAN) project, with support from gender consultant Alina Meyer, recently helped integrate gender equality into the Functional Capacity-Building Workshop for Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Focal Points and Comprehensive...

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Power. Progress. Change: The SUN Movement at the 2019 Women Deliver Conference

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

The Women Deliver Conference is the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. Through plenary panels, concurrent sessions, and side events, the Women Deliver 2019 Conference (#WD2019) – held 3-6 June in Vancouver, Canada – was...

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The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement: striving for impact at scale

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

In 2019, I do not think we need to talk about ‘why’ when it comes to scaling-up nutrition. We are far beyond that. According to the report The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018, for the third year in a row...

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‘Taking the temperature’ of gender consideration in national nutrition planning to maximise efforts to improve nutrition for all

  |   Blogs

A blog by Carrie Memminger (PATH) originally published by MQSUN+ Nutritional status can be strongly impacted by gender. Socially-constructed gender roles, in conjunction with biological differences in sex and age, influence nutritional needs and status of individuals, households, communities and societies. As well, inequalities in decision making and...

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