Focus on Women Stories


5 November 2010

Women4Women: Aid Worker's Insight Into Afghanistan

New possibilities are opening up for women in Afghanistan as they start to take a bigger part in the country’s economic life. Challiss McDonough, a WFP staffer in Kabul, tells WFP.org how watching this transformation has helped to offset the challenges she’s faced as a woman working there. Watch video

20 October 2010

DRC: New Trades Help Women Rebuild From Conflict

After years of armed conflict, women in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo are playing a leading role in its economic recovery with the help of vocational training centres which keep them fed while they learn new skills. Famiya, the sole breadwinner in a family of seven, says she’s learning to become a businesswoman.

19 October 2010

Four Ways To Empower Women

Women hold the key to a future free from hunger and poverty. By supporting women’s education, training them as business leaders, equipping them to become better farmers and aiding those displaced by conflict, the Women’s Empowerment Fund is giving WFP and its supporters a new way to help them do that.

24 September 2010

Kenya: HIV-Positive Woman On Food Aid Now Selling Food To WFP

Anne Rono is a small farmer, but after contracting HIV, lost the strength to farm her land. With the help of antiretroviral drugs and nutritious food, she’s not only back on her feet but selling her crops to WFP through an innovative new programme that links small farmers to markets.

21 September 2010

New Global Alliance Embraces Efficient Cooking Stoves

WFP is a key partner in a new alliance to bring fuel-efficient cooking stoves to millions of homes across the developing world. Formed under the auspices of the Clinton Global Initiative, the alliance sets out to save lives and protect the environment by enabling families to cook cleanly, safely and efficiently.