This sub-project aimed to strengthen human rights-based advocacy initiatives to support regulatory and fiscal measures that promote healthy diets by adopting a two-pronged approach based on (i) multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder advocacy platforms; and (ii) legal empowerment through awareness-raising and capacity development. The Center for Food and Adequate Living Rights (CEFROHT) contributed to healthy diet reforms through the establishment of an Advocacy Working Group (AWG) consisting of representatives from the Government, civil society organizations (CSOs), academia and the media. Following the development of a series of policy briefs on nutrition labelling, taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages, restrictions on marketing unhealthy foods and non-alcoholic beverages to children and physical activity, the AWG engaged in advocacy initiatives, including policy and national dialogues, to raise stakeholder awareness and collaborate with Government officials and policymakers on regulatory and fiscal measures for the promotion of healthy diets and physical activity. By combining the human rights-based and legal empowerment and social accountability approaches, CEFROHT also fostered community awareness-raising and capacity development for CSOs, legal practitioners and media personnel by holding a series of workshops and seminars on regulatory and fiscal measures for the promotion of healthy diets and physical activity.
Center for Food and Adequate Living Rights (CEFROHT)
Promote Healthy Diets through Legal Empowerment and Social Accountability Mechanisms, Using a Human Rights-Based, Participatory, Multi-Sectoral Approach
July, 2020 to March, 2022