Continuing the strong momentum from three side events on the opening day of the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), another side event on “Empowering rural and indigenous women to achieve food security and nutrition” took place on 15 March in New York.
No assistance is too small: the story of Haja Sundu Marrah, a woman vegetable farmer in Sierra Leone
She was just 17 when her parents forced her to become a housewife. Her husband already had two wives and children, as well as an extended family of relatives, dependents and apprentices.
For 25-year-old Fathia Moafaa, every day is a struggle to make ends meet.