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Women Farming - Action Against Hunger

New Ways To Farm Bring Women New Reasons For Hope

Adhele overlooking her farm. Photo by: Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger, South Sudan. By: Susan Martinez “We can help prevent malnutrition in our children – this is our deepest wish,” says Adhele, a mother, farmer, and water committee member in South Sudan. Adhele, 35, knew something wasn’t right when her two-year-old son, Piol, stopped […]

Framework for Nutrition - Action Against Hunger

Introducing the Gender Transformative Framework for Nutrition

Two women collect water in Ethiopia. Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger. Action Against Hunger Canada is proud to be part of the Gender Transformative Framework for Nutrition. This new initiative by a coalition of agencies including World Vision, CARE, Nutrition International, Save the Children, Mother Food International and Bruyere Research Institute will work for […]

Working to end gender-based violence - Action Against Hunger

How we’re working to end gender-based violence in emergencies

Danny Glenwright at the virtual roundtable side event – United Nations General Assembly 2020 Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is both a cause and a consequence of hunger. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated GBV and its effects in many ways – from girls being pushed into early marriage or sex work so they have food to eat, […]

International Women's Day 2020 - Action Against Hunger Canada

Not your average influencer: these women save lives in Somalia

Female community influencers are working to promote and improve health for both mothers and children. Photo: Fardosa Hussein for Action Against Hunger, Somalia. International Women’s Day serves as a reminder of the important achievements of women in the fight for equal rights, but also of their crucial role in fostering change in their communities. In […]

Engaging with the Referral System as Nutrition Actors: Regional Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Trainings

At Action Against Hunger, we are committed to tackling the root causes of gender inequality and gender-based violence. We know that gender inequality and gender-based violence are both a cause and consequence of hunger and have deep impacts on the lives of the people we work with. Our organization’s dedicated Gender Unit supports our commitment […]

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International Women’s Day 2019

International Women’s Day serves as a reminder of the important achievements of women in the fight for equal rights, as well as the marginalization and discrimination still endured by women throughout the world. At Action Against Hunger we believe that we must consider gender in our programs and foster a commitment to gender equality in […]