Women, girls' right to food being violated (The Daily Star)

The Daily Star published an article on the impacts of gender prejudices on the rights of women and girls to food security and proper nutrition. The article notes that, in many cases, male members of a family receive food that is of a higher nutrient quality than females. Dr. Akhter Ahmed, country director IFPRI-Bangladesh, added, “many people marry off their underage daughters due to security concerns.”  However, since women and girls face nutrient deficiencies, these marriages often result in the births of stunted children, he added.