Focus on Women Videos


In the Ecuadorian border area, WFP links small-scale farmer associations with schools and other safety nets, with a special focus on women. From the point of view of families and schools, results are measured in terms of diversified diets for children. Women farmers explain about this new way of working and how it has improved their incomes and livelihoods. Partnering local authorities explain how this contributes to integrate Colombian refugee families. (Available also in Spanish)

A series of food assistance projects in northeastern Afghanistan are helping to teach women how to read and write as well as grow fresh vegetables they can sell on the local market. As an extra incentive to take part in the project, the women are provided food rations by WFP.

From the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, an all-women team of climbers from Africa and Asia share a message for International Women's Day about what women can achieve when they receive an education and the right nutrition as girls. WFP school meals help make this happen for millions of girls around the world, so that as adults they themselves will be able to keep hunger at bay.  Find out more

Following a temporary suspension in operations after the military intervention earlier this month, WFP has resumed food distributions to displaced people in central Mali, including to around 22,000 people in the town of Mopti and 12,000 in the capital, Bamako.

In central Guatemala, WFP is working to provide food assistance in areas struck by recent flooding to women who are also learning valuable gardening skills, which have changed the way they live and eat.