Launched on International Rural Women’s Day, a new animation from WorldFish, highlights how a gender transformative approach can influence social norms to strengthen women’s ability to access and control resources and services and ultimately their contribution to lifting their communities out of poverty.
RANGPUR, July 19 (BSS): Production of micronutrient-enriched small fishes has been increasing satisfactorily in recent years in rural Bangladesh to effectively meet nourishment of the malnourished pregnant women, lactating mothers and babies.
For having nutritionally inadequate diets, around 60 percent of Bangladeshi women between ages 19 and 49 years are at risk of pregnancy complications and of having underweight babies, said a nutritionist of Helen Keller International (HKI)-Bangladesh.
Rehena Begum attended school until grade five, and as is the case for most of the rural girls of her time, was married in at early age. She lives in the village of Dinar, in the Char Koua union, Sadar upazila of Barisal district. Her husband has no permanent occupation and earns most of his income from petty jobs such as working in the brick fields. It was difficult to bear the expenses of a family of six with his meager earnings.