Convened by the Micronutrient Forum
Women’s roles in families and communities make them key drivers of development. They are caretakers - of children, the ill and the elderly, water, food and shelter-, as well as food producers and income earners. Good nutrition is foundational to women’s wellbeing and resilience made painfully clear by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, collective efforts have been mainly directed to child nutrition and have failed to boldly improve women’s nutrition.
In the lead up to the U.N Food Systems Summit and Tokyo's Nutrition for Growth Summit, this session will highlight the urgency for new and SMART commitments across food and health systems to build women’s health and resilience – for women, their families and the broader social and economic development of nations.