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WFP and Gender Brief
There is no achieving zero hunger, without also achieving gender equality. Learn more about WFP’s work on gender equality and women’s empowerment through this briefing.

For the World Food Programme (WFP), the pursuit of gender equality and women’s empowerment is central to fulfilling its mandate to not only save lives, but to change lives by ending global hunger.

Food insecurity and gender inequality are closely interlinked; globally there are 150 million more women who are food insecure than men. Restrictive gender roles assign women and men different responsibilities, including those related to nutrition and care work within households and communities, and this in turn impacts a person’s food security. When women and girls have better access to information, resources, services, decision-making and economic opportunities, the result is increased food security and improved nutrition for themselves, their families, their communities and their countries.