Focus on Women Stories


28 December 2009

Food Rations Bring New Year Cheer To Tajik Widow

On a cold winter day in the mountains on the western edge of Tajikistan, Rajabgul Rasulova has just had a rare taste of happiness in her life of hardscrabble survival. Thanks to a WFP food distribution, she now has something to put on the table for the family New Year celebration.
23 December 2009

Bangladesh Refugees Welcome Celebrity Chef's Camp Cuisine

Britain’s star chef Tommy Miah went to the Kutupalong refugee camp recently to help show women inhabitants the importance of nutrition and a balanced diet. While there, he gave a demonstration of how best to use the ingredients available in the camp.
16 December 2009

WFP Stove Initiative To Help Protect Women And Environment

WFP's SAFE stove project sets out to reduce the amount of time women in two African countries spend looking for firewood and hence to reduce the chance that they will be attacked or raped. At the same time, the project offers a way to help protect the environment from desertification.
15 December 2009

Ethiopian Project Prevents Hunger By Managing Land

The MERET project, run by the Ethiopian government and WFP, helps poor farmers manage land better, so that it becomes more productive and does not become desert. Hiwot Gebre-Tsadkan, one of MERET's beneficiaries, explains how it changed her life. Watch video
15 December 2009

Uganda: SAFE Stoves To Help Women In Karamoja

In the highly insecure and chronically poor Karamoja region, women and children face a constant risk of violence when they collect the firewood they need to cook food. Fuel-efficient stoves, built from mud, can help while also lessening pressure on the environment.