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World Food Day 2021

A member of cooperative formed by Women for Women International in Rwanda. Photo: Serrah Galos

World Food Day 2021

Each year World Food Day is celebrated to promote awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger, and to highlight the need to ensure healthy diets for all.

Health and nutrition are a key part of our Stronger Women, Stronger Nations programme, helping women survivors of war rebuild their lives.

Serving Up Sisterhood

Bringing more to the table than food

In October 2021 we honoured World Food Day (16th October) with our Serving Up Sisterhood campaignWe prepared a range of fun activities from a cookbook giveaway, cooking classes and tips on how to host your own dinner party.

Keep reading to see how our community got involved in Serving Up Sisterhood. 

£38

a month - this is how much an average person in the UK spends on takeaways

2 billion

people don't have reliable access to enough nutritious and safe food

£22

a month - the cost of sponsoring a woman survivor of war to help her transform her life

How you got involved

Ditching takeaways for home-cooked meals and sponsoring a sister

Did you know that the average person in the UK spends a whopping £451 each year on takeaways?

Though a convenient option, it's not always the healthiest or most sustainable. This is why we called on our supporters to ditch the styrofoam containers and for £22 a month (less than your average takeaway for 2), changing the life of a woman survivor of war.

 

Mick Elysée is a passionate chef specialising in Congolese-French and African food. Photo Credit: Scott KBG
Mick Elysée is a passionate chef specialising in Congolese-French and African food. Photo Credit: Scott KBG

Virtual Cooking Class with Mick Elysée

RENOWNED CONGOLESE-FRENCH CHEF MICK ELYSÉE SHARED TWO DELICIOUS RECIPES

To celebrate World Food Day and our Serving Up Sisterhood campaign we joined renowned Congolese-French Chef Mick Élysée in his kitchen for a virtual cooking class. Visit the event page for the delicious recipes Mick shared at the event.

Recipes to help you ditch the takeaways

Fonio Garden by Mick Elysée

Fonio is an African heritage grain and is considered the continent’s oldest cultivated cereal. It is a great alternative to quinoa or brown rice. Its nutty flavour will add a little je-ne-sais-quoi to your dish. This is a recipe for fonio served with vegetables.

Download our Share Dinner Toolkit and host a dinner party to raise the £264 that will sponsor a sister on our year-long Stronger Women, Stronger Nations Programme.
Download our Share Dinner Toolkit and host a dinner party to raise the £264 that will sponsor a sister on our year-long Stronger Women, Stronger Nations Programme.

Download the Share event Toolkit

Bring your community together

Host a dinner party to raise the £264 that will sponsor a sister on our year-long Stronger Women, Stronger Nations Programme.

Download our toolkit which gives you the materials, ideas, and recipes to make your dinner party a real success with your friends.

How your support will make a difference

become a part of ripple effect of change

Thanks to your generous commitment, your sponsored sister will find the support, solidarity and practical tools to help her reclaim her power. She will learn to save money, build a business, understand her rights and improve her health. She will pass on this knowledge to her family and community – sharing her power to create a world that is more equal, peaceful, and prosperous for everyone.

 

The programme changed my life because now we meet together as women, I have made friends. With the training from Women for Women International, we were able to start cultivating raspberries. I know my value because I am earning an income.

Albana, Deputy Leader of the Summer Flowers Co-operative in Kosovo

Stronger Women, Stronger Nations programme

Taking care of women's health and wellbeing

Our year-long Stronger Women, Stronger Nations programme is divided into four modules covering earning and saving money, learning about their rights, becoming decision-makers at home and in their communities and learning about health and wellbeing.

In the health and wellbeing module, women learn about the importance of food hygiene and nutrition – so they can healthily feed their families. Paired with business training and a vocational skill, women can use this valuable knowledge to start their own business – selling honey, making yoghurt, baking bread and farming their own land.