Join Us For: Us Against Hunger
Our next event - "No Woman Left Behind" - will be live streamed on Friday, March 5, 2021. Registration coming soon!
About the Series
The US Against Hunger discussion series explores key drivers of hunger and food insecurity, including conflict, gender inequality, climate change and food waste. Each panel convenes high-profile thought leaders, experts, influencers and business leaders across sectors to examine these issues and what must be done to make a Zero Hunger world a reality.
Up Next: No Woman Left Behind
Friday, March 5, 2021 | 12pm – 1pm ET
Food insecurity disproportionately impacts women. Because of deep-rooted gender norms, war and conflict, and a lack of equal rights and representation, women often eat last and least. In fact, women represent about 60 percent of the world’s food insecure population, and globally, women are more likely than men to live in extreme poverty. The UN World Food Programme is tackling this disparity head on, delivering lifesaving support, food assistance and skills training to empower women to not only survive, but thrive.
This panel will explore the current state of gender equity in relationship to hunger. What challenges are women and girls facing globally? How does gender inequality drive hunger? What’s being done about it? During this live discussion, expert panelists will discuss how the U.N. World Food Programme and others are empowering women to overcome hunger and elevating the unique role women play in establishing successful food systems for all.
Registration coming soon!
Moderated by Femi Oke
Femi Oke is an award-winning international journalist, broadcaster and co-founder of “Moderate The Panel.” Femi’s reporting has been recognized by the Economic Community of West African States, the African Communications Agency and InterAction. She has worked for BBC television and radio, Sky TV, CNN and U.S. public radio. As a professional moderator, Femi has presided over world class events including European Development Days and the historic Barbershop Conference at the United Nations Headquarters.
US Against Hunger
“Never before has conflict and armed violence among different factions so impacted WFP’s ability to deliver food. The largest hunger crises are no longer the result of natural disasters. They are now the direct result of man-made conflicts. When roads are bombed, trucks carrying flour and lentils can’t get through. When air strips are destroyed, planes carrying cooking oil can’t land. And when fighting continues day and night, hungry people can’t venture out to seek food, farmers can’t work their fields, and food markets stop functioning.” – David Beasley, Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme
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