Because every child has the right to reach its full potential
By strengthening civil society, we believe that local communities can get to zero under- nutrition and zero people without access to basic WASH.
Silo efforts to tackle undernutrition
Undernutrition is too often addressed in silos, while underlying causes of poor nutritional status are complex and interdependent. Access to water, sanitation and hygiene, food, agricultural practices, gender norms and household dynamics all determine undernutrition. But solutions hardly ever tackle all causes.
Lack of participation and accountability
There is often no information available on the costing, expenditure, access, and quality of government services. In decision-making, communities are often side-lined, with voices of marginalised community members (such as women) hardly heard. No-one is held accountable for insufficient progress.
Nutrition and WASH as basic human rights
Civil society organizations often focus on service provision rather than capacitating communities to articulate their needs and advocating for their rights. Communities therefore remain unaware of their rights to nutrition and WASH related services.
Lack of collaboration across levels
In lobby and advocacy the knowledge and evidence of local realities is lacking. This results in financial commitments and policies that don't meet the needs of the most vulnerable. They are disconnected from international dialogues.
Strengthening local voices
Getting to zero undernutrition and zero people without access to basic WASH services requires a people-centred and community-led approach, with stronger emphasis on the most vulnerable and difficult to reach. Right2Grow believes that sustainable progress can only be achieved by working with local communities, especially women and other marginalised groups.Learn more about us
Find us at the next event!
- 2.5.2023 4.5.2023 Netherlands
All Systems Connect
- 16.6.2023 Africa
Day of the African Child
- 1.8.2023 7.8.2023 Global
World Breast Feeding Week
- 20.8.2023 24.8.2023 Sweden
World Water Week
Together with the communities we work with, we know how to get to zero undernutrition & zero people without access to WASH. So let’s do that
R2G's focus on both nutrition & WASH offers a promising basis for strengthening local CSOs that advocate for their rights on these issues