Women’s Empowerment Program in Senegal

Studies show that when women are supported and empowered, all of society benefits. Their families are healthier, more children go to school, agricultural productivity improves and incomes increase. In short, communities become more resilient.

The Hunger Project firmly believes that empowering women to be key change agents is an essential element to achieving the end of hunger and poverty. Wherever we work, our programs aim to support women and build their capacity.

All epicenters in Senegal have women’s support groups and there are a total of 57 active Women’s Empowerment Program (WEP) animators. There are an average of eight women and five men on each epicenter committee.