Already recognized by the Women Stop Hunger award in 2018, the rooftop vegetable garden program in São Paulo ‘Horta na Laje’ just received the Arborus GEEIS-SDG (Gender Equality European & International Standard) award in New York on September 16.
Around its collaborators, the entire ecosystem of Sodexo –our founding partner– is mobilized against hunger to help the people most in need locally.
In the United States, France and the UK, as in the 53 countries where volunteers mobilize, many engage directly in actions on the ground.
Since February 2017, when South Sudan declared a state of famine, the United Nations has been working to mobilize the international community: "The world is facing the worst humanitarian crisis since the Second World War ... 34 million men, women and children are threatened by hunger and famine in these three countries.” Stop Hunger is working alongside the UN World Food Programme.
"Everything is possible for those who dream, dare, act and never give up." Outstanding women and exemplary volunteers were again honored this year. Eight Stop Hunger awards were presented, with financial support for the winners’ associations.
What if women liberate the world from hunger? Educating, training and giving women social and economic equality is the most direct path to a hunger-free world. This is why we have made women empowerment one of our priorities.
More than an activity report, we pay homage to original, inspired and sustaining initiatives. Discover the stories of women and men, many volunteers, some beneficiaries, other partners, united in their conviction that hunger is not inevitable and we must never give up.
For the past two years, 45 expert volunteers from Sodexo, our founding partner, have contributed 270 days of solidarity missions in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. They have put their skills to work on school feeding programs and food emergencies, including the United Nations World Food Programme.
Up to 14 million people are at risk and one step away from deadly famine. Every 10 minutes, a child dies a preventable death. Help us save a life by donating today.
After more than 20 years of consecutive decline, hunger has been rising for the past three years, due mainly to a severe famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. "Climate change is already affecting agriculture and food security," but "the most acute food crisis right now is in Yemen, a country at war," where 35% of the population is undernourished. This is why we cannot give up!