Women and Girl's Nutrition

Improving global adolescent nutrition can’t wait

adolescent girl in Pakistan

On September 8th, Nutrition International and the SUN Civil Society Asia Coordination Group hosted a webinar to discuss the adolescent nutrition agenda in the context of COVID-19 and beyond. Read More…

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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Harnessing the power of social media to improve girls’ nutrition knowledge

Ina, an adolescent girl in Indonesia

Ina is a 19-year old girl from Indonesia. Like many young women and girls in the country, Ina didn’t have access to much information about nutrition or dietary practices while she was growing up. Read More…

Leading by example: A health worker transforms minds and lives in rural India

Health worker Mamta Rana and girls at a health centre in Uttar Pradesh

In Niyamatpur, a village in the Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh, the local Anganwadi, or health centre, is a bustling hub for adolescent girls who don't attend school. This is thanks to Mamta Rani, the neighbourhood Anganwadi worker (AWW) who has been running the centre for two years. Read More…

Community health champion Rekhaben Zampada is changing and saving lives in rural India

Rekhaben is a health worker in Gujarat

Rekhaben is an Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA), a trained health educator and promoter deployed by the Government of Gujarat’s Department of Health and Family Welfare. Read More…

Great Ethiopian run highlights importance of nutrition for women and girls

She'll Grow Into It campaign at the Great Ethiopian Run

The 2020 Great Ethiopian Run brought together more than 15,000 participants for the Women First 5KM Road Race in Addis Ababa. This year’s event was themed around the “With Good Nutrition She’ll Grow Into It” campaign, highlighting the important role nutrition plays in helping girls reach their full potential.  Read More…