Senegal: Celebration Of International Women's Day
On the occasion of International Women's Day, the WFP suboffice in Kaolack organized a celebration together with Peace Corps representatives. Almost two-thirds of the world’s chronically hungry are women and girls. Although women are often the main victims of hunger, they are also the most able to provide ways out of hunger.
Women parade in the downtown area of Kaolack. WFP is experienced at putting food into the hands of women, ensuring children and girls eat. We offer all sorts of programmes in exchange for food: life-skills training for women, such as health or literacy, so they can go from reading a medicine bottle to running a market stand. We also give them income-generating skills like sewing or handicrafts. With just a small amount of food, we change the course of women’s lives.
At the WFP suboffice in Ziguinchor, staff made a donation to women in prison and to those with disabilities to mark International Women's Day.