Guests from DfID, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and other prestigious organisations gathered at the Canadian Embassy for the launch of Girl Effect’s latest partnership with Nutrition International.
The two-year project will target malnutrition among adolescent girls in Indonesia using Girl Effect’s mobile community Springster.
Speaking at the launch Joel Spicer, CEO of Nutrition International, said: ‘Malnutrition is sexist. While it affects men and boys, for women and girls the impacts are much harder, biologically and socially.’
‘If you can equip girls with the knowledge and create a safe space for them to talk, ask questions and become informed, you can change their trajectory for the rest of their lives.’