Gender Equality

To advance nutrition we cannot ignore violence against women

A woman in Senegal with her two babies

By Sarah Pentlow, Senior Program Officer, Gender Mainstreaming Some might say it is the elephant in the room; that thing which everyone can see but no one will talk about. We know that in many cultures “women eat last and least” − but have you ever wondered why? Studies have shown that women consider the
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Nutrition of pregnant women: An interplay of socio-cultural and access barriers

pregnant woman in Indonesia

By Sri Kusyuniati, Country Director, Indonesia An edited version of this article was first published in The Jakarta Post on September 16, 2020. In her 1949 book The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir states: “She [woman] is defined and differentiated with reference to man and not he with reference to her; she is the incidental,
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Women and girls’ health must be a priority during the COVID-19 pandemic

adolescent girl at home Pakistan

The life of nearly every citizen in the world has been affected by COVID-19. Yet the long-term consequences of the pandemic will be felt most acutely by women and girls, especially those from countries where already challenging economic conditions are being compounded by poor health, disease and gender inequities. Read More…

COVID-19 will worsen the already abysmal state of nutrition among women

India women and girls

By Mini Varghese, Country Director, India A few weeks ago, Twitter was in awe of the resilience of 15-year-old Jyoti Kumari who bicycled all the way to Bihar, covering 1,200 kilometres with her wounded father. Like many other migrant workers, Jyoti and her father had no money or food left to cope during the nationwide
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Defending gender equality in nutrition when responding to COVID-19

The COVID-19 global pandemic is having repercussions of epic proportions. In addition to the enormous number of COVID-19 cases and deaths worldwide which stretch national health systems to their limits, confinement is leading to a world-wide economic crisis,  and is rapidly exacerbating existing inequalities Read More…

Bringing nutrition and sexual and reproductive health together for women and girls

Group of adolescent girls in Senegal

Recognizing how closely intertwined nutrition and sexual and reproductive health are, Nutrition International is working with partners to integrate nutrition into SRHR interventions. The upcoming International Conference on Population and Development in Nairobi is a chance for organizations to come together and build innovative solutions for women and girls' health. Read More…

Nutrition International Makes Two Commitments as Global Goalkeepers Partner

Nutrition International is proud to have made two commitments as a Global Goalkeepers partner under the Gates Foundation Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Accelerator to help advance the global goals. Read More…

Nutrition International bridges gap in adolescent nutrition education

Nutrition International has launched a new online course focusing on adolescent nutrition, an area that has previously been underfunded and overlooked. The course, entitled Adolescent Nutrition and Anaemia, will help to build capacity to improve nutrition for adolescents around the world. Read More…