Fact: The majority of the world's small-scale food producers are women.
Fact: The U.N. estimates that in 2005, small-scale food producers represented 50% of the world's undernourished.
By these two statistics alone, the logical conclusion shows us that women make up a large swath of the world's impoverished and hungry. But, women are not statistics - they're people! And in too many parts of the world, they face discrimination and exclusion due to gender bias. In too many parts of the world, their voices go unheard in important matters such as political decision-making and education.
But, so many remarkable women are making a difference! Check out this great post on Oxfam America's national blog - women in South America are taking leadership roles and leading projects for the betterment and empowerment of women all across their communities. Powerful stuff!