Focus on Women Stories


7 May 2009

Teenage Refugee From Darfur Dreams Of Returning Home

In Goz Beida, Eastern Chad, where new fighting has broken out between rebels and government forces, thousands of refugees from Darfur live in a large camp supported by WFP. Among them is 17-year-old Ekhbal, who yearns for a real home where she can be a normal teenager.

6 May 2009

Sudanese Women Get Second Shot At Literacy

Many girls in rural Sudan fail to get far with their education because they marry early or their parents need them to help put food on the table at home. In the north Kordofan state, WFP is helping 55 women to make up for lost time and become literate in six months.

5 May 2009

How WFP Helps 4 Mothers To Feed Their Families

For millions of mothers around the world, providing nutritious food for their families is an arduous task. But it's also an essential one and every day, all around the world, WFP is helping mothers do it.

27 April 2009

WFP And FAO Apply Twin-Track Approach In Ghana

Ghana is one of the countries where WFP and sister agency FAO are working together to make sure vulnerable people have the food they need to survive today and can produce the food they will need tomorrow. View video
27 April 2009

Nutritionally Savvy Mom Helps Families Feed Kids

Two years ago, the success of a WFP-supported project showed poor mothers in Lima the importance of good nutrition early in a child's life. Now one of those mothers is helping other moms to give their kids nutritious meals despite higher food prices.