Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security during the First 1,000 Days through Gender-sensitive Social and Behavior Change

In by Marc Pitre

This technical resource guide, along with the complemenary technical brief, is designed to build the capacity of development practitioners working in nutrition and food security to plan, implement, and evaluate gender-sensitive SBC programming in order to improve nutritional outcomes for pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and children under two. It does this by providing an overview, rationale, critical actions, best practices, resources, and tools for integrating gender-sensitive SBC into project activities.

The technical resource guide seeks to achieve three main goals:

  • Increase the reader’s knowledge about the importance of gender-sensitive SBC programming in nutrition and food security programs/projects;
  • Strengthen the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and documentation of gender-sensitive projects and gender mainstreaming of organizations to reduce gender gaps in nutrition outcomes; and
  • Share resources and tools to support gender-sensitive SBC programming