Gender-responsive Nutrition Policies – A Myth or a Possibility?

Policymakers often incorrectly understand gender to mean addressing women’s issues. E. Mkandawire and S. Hendriks explain in an Agrilinks blog.

By E. Mkandawire and S. Hendriks


Gender-Agrilinks-June2018Gender-responsive Nutrition Policies – A Myth or a Possibility?
Elizabeth Mkandawire (University of Pretoria) and Sheryl Hendriks (University of Pretoria)
Policymakers often incorrectly understand gender to mean addressing women’s issues. This interpretation can negatively influence policy outcomes. When it comes to nutrition policies and responsibilities, men have a vested interest in improving maternal and child nutrition.

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