In Nicaragua, more than half of school feeding beneficiaries are girls. With an education and nutritious food, young girls are more likely to grow healthy and be better students. (Photo: Sabrina Quezada, 5 March 2015)
Women are essential in eliminating the cycle of hunger and poverty. When women have more control over household income and more education, the welfare of the entire family improves. (Photo: WFP/Sabrina Quezada, 5 March 2015)
WFP trains and develops the capacity of women to increase their active participation in decision-making and management positions of their cooperatives, as well as in their communities and families. (Photo: WFP/Julissa Aguilar, 5 March 2015)
Cheers to Leonida Wanyama - A unique and personal view into the day in the life of a family farmer in western Kenya. Watch this video and hear from Leonida and her family as they share about the common farming battles of seasonality and market dynamics. #ToastAFarmer #WFD2014 http://www.worldfooddayusa.org/leonida_wanyama
Molly at her desk: Molly's favorite subjects in school are math and science. She studies hard and hopes to be a nun one day. The importance of an education is clear to this young girl. As Molly says, "going to school is important because education is the key to success." (12 March 2012, Photo: WFP/Rein Skullerud)
WFP promotes the empowerment of women, central pillars of operations. In Nicaragua, WFP encourages the participation of rural women projects that improve their agricultural production and access to fair markets. (WFP/Sabrina Quezada, 5 March 2015)
Not many of us know that in Uganda a lot of women are infected by HIV/AIDS. Aside from that, because it is a poverty-stricken nation, a lot of women especially the birthing ones are not given enough medical attention.