Nourishing our future: Exploring the importance of tackling childhood malnutrition

In Part 2 of our series on nutrition, Olivia Claxton reads into the potential consequences of malnutrition at the early stages of the life cycle. Olivia asks: how can we make sure we tackle the problem at the root, during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence? UNICEF (2020) reports that the world...

15/04/2024

The Global Malnutrition Crisis: A Tragic Failure to Protect Our Children

This World Health Day, we introduce the first part of a blog series on Nutrition and Social Protection, written by our Social Protection Officers Kia Howson and Olivia Claxton. This first blog highlights the multifaceted challenges of malnutrition, from undernutrition to the rise of obesity and diet-related diseases, exacerbated by...

05/04/2024

Universal social protection for gender equality

Progress towards achieving SDG 5, gender equality and empowerment for all women and girls remains slow and far from being a reality. In no country have women achieved economic equality with men, and it will take another 131 years to reach gender parity. If current trends continue, more than 342 million...

08/03/2024

Putting children first: Universal benefits for children with disabilities in Kenya

In this final part on the 3-part blog series, Dennis Mugambi Njue explains why supporting children with disabilities by providing a monthly child disability benefit would be an easy win for the government, the economy, and Kenya’s future. Children with disabilities are one of the most disadvantaged groups in society...

23/11/2023

Inclusive benefits for Kenya’s deaf community

In part 2 of the blog series on social protection for persons with disabilities in Kenya, Dennis zeroes in on the importance of access to healthcare and social services to strengthen the deaf community in Kenya, while also advocating for an inclusive social protection programme with strong disability benefits that span the lifecycle.

17/11/2023

Echoes of empowerment: Fostering social protection for the deaf in Kenya

Dennis Mugambi Njue, a Master's student at the University of Nairobi, writes about the challenges faced by the deaf community in Kenya and highlights the potential of social policies and inclusive disability benefits.

13/11/2023