WFP USA Webcast – Mother’s Rule the World

Did you know empowering mothers and their daughters is the first step to a world free from hunger?

In celebration of Mother’s Day, please join Isatou Jallow, chief of women, children and gender policy at the United Nations World Food Programme and Rick Leach, president and CEO of World Food Program USA as they discuss the critical role mothers play in improving household food security and the nutritional wellbeing of their children.

Thursday, May 10, 2012
10:00 a.m. (ET)
Online (registration required)

This interactive webcast will allow you to ask questions about how gender issues affect the fight against global hunger. Isatou will describe WFP’s efforts to put food and other resources in the hands of women to improve their lives and how WFP’s Gender Innovation Fund is making a difference. Rick will talk about WFP USA’s commitment to promoting women’s empowerment as a key to improving food security for all. Register here.

Women and the Fight Against Global Hunger

Gender equality is essential to alleviating hunger and poverty. Food is most likely to reach children in need when it is given to women. Women are most frequently the ones who prepare the food for the whole family and are the key to improving household food security and nutritional wellbeing.

Because of their essential role in ensuring food security, WFP puts women—mothers, girls, female farmers—at the center of their efforts to fight hunger and malnutrition, with a particular emphasis on the critical first 1,000 days of life. Register today!

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