An UNRISD definition of social protection was quoted in an article about a recent FAO report in Rappler, a Philippino social news network.
"The 2015 State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) report found out that maternal and child welfare are enhanced if the programs are 'gender-sensitive, lessen time constraints of women, and strengthen their control over income.'
"By empowering and giving women these opportunities, the intergenerational cycle of poverty – which leads to another cycle of malnutrition – is prevented. (...)
"According to the UN Research Institute for Social Development, social protection refers to programs and policies that seek to decrease poverty.
"Coming in various forms, including social safety nets and social welfare, these programs also help lessen the vulnerability of people to poverty and the hunger trap in the face of risks such as natural disasters."
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