Focus on Women Videos

Speaking at the start of Day 4 of UN General Assembly week in New York, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin explains how UN Women and the three Rome-based UN agencies are about to launch a joint programme aimed improving the lives of rural women in the developing world.

Working many hours a day in an office far from home, Karla Trujillo was losing touch with her children and with her roots in farming. So she decided to change her life. She gave up her job, went back to the family farm in western El Salvador and began learning how to get more out of farming. The training she received through the Purchase for Progress initiative, coordinated by WFP, has already produced huge dividends - in every part of her life.

In the run-up to International Women’s Day 2012, a young Kenyan girl named Molly took part in a live link-up with some school children in Italy. Molly is one of millions of girls around the world who receive nourishing WFP school meals and who are better able to study as a result. The live link-up was part of WFP’s Molly’s World video series, in which Molly and her friends filmed her life in one of the poorest districts of Nairobi.