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SPRING Presents for International Women’s Day

Photo of a group of women.

On March 8 2018, SPRING celebrated International Women’s Day with a presentation at the 1,000 Days Advocacy Working Group in Washington, D.C. Gwyneth Cotes, Global Initiatives Director; Altrena Mukuria Country Initiatives Director; Sarah Titus, Food Security and Nutrition Manager; and Peggy Koniz-Booher, Social and Behavior Change Communication Team Lead spoke about the central role that gender equity plays in improved nutrition outcomes. The presenters spoke about SPRING’s three-pronged gender approach, country initiatives such as champion couples in Senegal and father-to-father support groups in Ghana, gender considerations in nutrition-sensitive agriculture, and adolescent girls’ nutrition. This International Women’s Day presentation coincided with the launch of SPRING’s new online synthesis of gender in nutrition.

1,000 Days is a leading non-profit organization working in partnership the U.S. and around the world to drive greater action and investment for nutrition, to ensure women and children have the healthiest first 1,000 days. The Advocacy Working Group meets monthly to share knowledge, success stories, and lessons learned among the nutrition community of practice.