Through programs and interventions that specifically target women, adolescent girls, and pregnant women, we help ensure they have access to improved nutrition.
Some of the interventions that reach women and girls include:
- Iron and folic acid supplementation for pregnant women
- Nutrition education and weekly iron and folic acid supplementation for adolescent girls
- Food fortification and salt iodization, which reach all populations with critical micronutrients like iron and iodine
- Partnerships with non-nutrition organizations including UNFPA, Girl Effect and the University of Saskatchewan to leverage existing platforms to improve nutrition for women and girls
Our Program Gender Equality Strategy ensures that all our programs promote gender equality, women’s empowerment and improved nutrition.
Grounded in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, Global Nutrition Targets 2025, and global efforts to promote gender equality, we mainstream gender equality in a phased approach by:
- Providing capacity building and organization-wide gender equality training for staff
- Enhancing technical advice and quality assurance in gender analysis to inform the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of gender-sensitive and responsive programs
- Reporting on gender-sensitive outcomes to track their progress and to serve as a model for other nutrition programs
- Reviewing progress on an annual basis to guide how Nutrition International will continue to strengthen capacity to promote gender equality and to set the groundwork for the next stages of gender mainstreaming