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Hasina Begum, a woman farmer, in Bangladesh. Image: Oxfam

Blog: Day 9: Nutrition Policies that Work for Women

Almost everywhere and across all age-groups, female nutrition indicators are worse than those of their male counterparts. Gender differences in access to food obviously reflect socio-cultural reali-ties, but are often reinforced by public policies that are either gender-blind or downright discrimina-tory.

By Jayati Ghosh, feminist, economist and professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University

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