We want to share with you compelling information about the linkages between gender-based violence (GBV) and nutrition. The briefs below were developed and finalized by UNICEF GBV in Emergencies and Nutrition and Child Development Section technical staff.
*A Rapid Assessment on Exposure to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Children's Nutrition. Evidence indicates that a maternal caregiver's experience of intimate partner violence negatively affects breastfeeding practices and is also linked to low birthweight, stunting and severe malnutrition in her children.
*Intimate Partner Violence and Child Growth: A Summary of the Evidence Base. Evidence indicates that women who experience intimate partner violence are more likely to have children who are undernourished.
*Intimate Partner Violence and Breastfeeding: A Summary of the Evidence Base. Evidence indicates that women who experience intimate partner violence are less likely to practice exclusive breastfeeding or to engage in early initiation of breastfeeding.
*Evidence on the Linkages between Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Nutrition: Summary of Findings Specific to Adolescent Girls. There is emerging evidence that exposure to GBV contributes to suboptimal nutrition outcomes for children.