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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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Pro Mujer, working with allies to tackle COVID-19 in Latin America

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

* Originally published by Deliver for Good Globally, the Covid-19 pandemic has put humanity to the test. It is exposing and deepening existing inequalities, particularly among underserved populations, including the women that Pro Mujer serves across Latin America. Over its 30-year history, Pro Mujer has become...

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How broader nutrition-based coordination tackles cultural taboos and empowers women in Sri Lanka

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

* Originally published by the UN Network for SUN From December 2018 to March 2020, the World Food Program (WFP), part of the UN [nutrition] Network (UNN) in Sri Lanka, and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), joined forces to launch the Community Health Advanced through...

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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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