Nourishing Gender Equality

More than one billion women and girls around the world do not have access to the healthy diets they need to survive and thrive. Two thirds of countries report higher rates of food insecurity for women than for men. A variety of cultural, economic, biological, and structural barriers impede women and girls from accessing healthy, nutritious food.

In this webinar we explored different perspectives on how nutrition can empower women.



Our speakers

Emma Feutl Kent

Emma is the Manager of Global Policy and Advocacy at 1,000 Days. In this role, Emma drives the development of policy and advocacy leadership agenda for 1,000 Days, focused on some of today’s most pressing global nutrition challenges. Emma worked as operations lead for the Eleanor Crook Foundation. Emma holds a masters in global policy with a concentration in international development from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin. Emma is the author of the 1,000 days report: Nourishing Gender Equality: How Nutrition Interventions are an Underleveraged Tool in the Fight for Women’s Rights.


Prof Lynn Ang

Prof Lynn Ang is Professor of Early Childhood and Head of Department of Learning and Leadership at UCL, Institute of Education. Her research interests include the interdisciplinary fields of early childhood and international development, and early childhood across cultures particularly in South East Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. Lynn is interested in the social, cultural and policy influences on children’s development and early learning in a range of formal and informal contexts such as preschool and home-based settings. Her research centers on the early years curriculum, international early years policy, and issues of diversity and inequality particularly in conflict-affected fragile states.


Prof Paul Haggarty

Professor Haggarty is Deputy Director of the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health. His research is concerned with the dietary and social determinants of healthy ageing and the importance of early life events. He works on epigenetics and the effect of parental and early life factors on cognition and health. He is a member of the UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) and the SACN Working Group on Maternal Health and Nutrition. He chairs the BBSRC Bioscience for Health Strategy Panel and contributes to the cross council initiative to bring together the social and biological sciences. His research is funded by Scottish Government, ESRC/BBSRC, GCRF,  and medical charities.


Prof Marie Harder

Prof Marie Harder is professor at both Fudan University, China and University of Brighton UK, where she is founder and head of the Values and Sustainability Research Group. There, she has used research through design to collaboratively create a portfolio for trans-disciplinary research on intersubjective values in practice. This portfolio has been developed and used with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), schools, universities, charities, partnerships, businesses for the interconnected purposes of developing mission statements, revealing values-in-action, developing groups’ explicit values framework, and developing ways to measure, monitor and evaluate values-based achievements.  She integrates social and cultural dimensions in the design of new systems. Her work is ‘research through design’: it pulls together the multidisciplinary complexity of the inter-related aspects relevant to a specific issue – and then from their solution successfully publishes contributions within the various contributing disciplines.


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Event details

When: 3 June, 2020 - 3:30 pm

Where: Zoom - UK time