Focus on Women Stories
As many countries around the world prepare to celebrate Mother's Day, Public Information Officer Silke Buhr reflects on some of the challenges faced by women in Afghanistan.
After being displaced by conflict, the women of Manga have finally found a way to support their families. Together with other women from their community, they are helping rebuild their families' lives and re-establishing their own livelihoods.
During times of drought and civil conflict, women are usually on the frontlines, fighting to keep their families afloat. Helaffi and Bidari, two women now in a nomadic encampment in northern Djibouti, are typical. Thanks to support from WFP and the EU, they're managing - and the food is keeping their spirits up.
What would happen if moms across the globe sat down to discuss how together we can empower women to have healthier lives? This International Women's Day, we worked with the One Campaign to connect moms doing extraordinary things and make this conversation a reality.
Namuding, a young mother in the drought-hit Turkana region of northern Kenya, is fighting off malnutrition thanks to a nutrition programme supported by the EU. Last year’s drought in the Horn of Africa left many communities weakened, making women and children especially vulnerable.