It has been a long while since we have posted and so I thought what better way to send out a message than to preach about the need for solidarity between women across the globe.
Today is International Women's Day and I received an email from the World Food Programme with these statistics:
"Who produces 60 to 80 percent of food in developing nations?
When food is scarce, who is the last to eat?
Who ensures that children have food to eat, even before themselves?
In my past posts I wrote about the importance of educating women and this trend seems to be a focal point for many aid organizations. The WFP wrote that in their emergency relief efforts in Haiti they are reaching the females heads of households first. They write that in their experience they have come to see that in the hands of women, food is most likely to reach the mouths of entire families, including hungry children.
Women have the power to break the cycle of hunger and poverty! Want to help? Go to the WFP's website (link to the right) and show your support by writing a few words of support and encouragement on their message board.