World Hunger Day, an initative of The Hunger Project will be marked on 28 May 2017, focusing on the hidden causes of chronic hunger. Chronic is a symptom of poverty and social inequities such as child marriage, climate change, lack of women’s empowerment, lack of access to clean water and sanitation facilities, and lack of education and literacy.
Most of the world's undernourished live in developing countries and 60% of them are women.
The article entitled "Are We on the Verge of Ending World Hunger?", identifies women as the driving force in ending world hunger. To make a difference, women need to be empowered in decision making and training to help their families and communities fare better.