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Latest Gender Updates from BRIDGE

Gender and Food Security
March 2015 : #109
There is more than enough food in the world to feed everyone. Yet estimates indicate that between 2012 and 2014 at least 805 million people experienced extreme, chronic malnourishment – at least 60 per cent being women and girls. Evidence shows a strong correlation between gender inequality and food and nutrition insecurity.
Gender and Sustainable Development
February 2015 : #108
Can there be sustainable development without gender equality? Too often sustainable development is still seen primarily as environmental sustainability. This narrow approach oversees some complex social, economic and ecological dimensions without adequately acknowledging gender concerns.
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign – 2014
December 2014 : #107
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign that starts every year on 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day. The campaign aims to raise awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international level.
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and the post-2015 development framework
November 2014 : #106
About 800 women die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
August 2014 : #105
Girl Summit 2014On 22 July 2014, the UK government and UNICEF co-hosted the first Girl Summit, which aimed to mobilise domestic and international efforts to end FGM and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) within a generation.