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International Women’s Day, Cymplified!

March 8, 2013 was International Women’s Day.

I have been receiving newsletters from World Food Programme. If you advocate for or support fighting hunger worldwide, please do take time to visit the site. They work doubly hard when countries are affected by calamities or even war, when food security is compromised. WFP Philippines calls for donations when parts of the country were hit by typhoons.

For International Women’s Day, WFP shared these 10 facts about women and hunger.

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It’s sad to know that:

Malnourished mothers are more likely to give birth
to underweight babies. Underweight babies are
20 percent more likely to die before the age of five.

It is not only important to feed the children, but the mothers as well. Mothers are selfless people and they will make sure their children have enough (oftentimes even more than enough). That’s why there should be more than more than enough to feed them, too.

Because they accept PayPal donations, I am happy I could help fight hunger in my own little way through WFP.

15 Comments

  1. sad facts. i think your donation will really come a long way. kudos to you girl!
    tyna recently posted..Confessions of a Cloth Diaper Skeptic

  2. Cheers to us, women!!! 😀 I hope no more abuse on women would take place ever.
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  3. kat

    I hope UN achieves it millennium development goals.
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  4. so sad, but it’s true there are lots of malnourished mother out there.. i do hope the government will find a way to address the problem, well, i hope the 4P’s will do
    Rosemarie/Gven-Rose recently posted..A Simple Day That End With A Blast

  5. Oh my. That is such a sad fact. Thank you for sharing this, Cym. It would be better if we all do little actions rather than stick to just great intentions, wouldn’t it?
    Maan recently posted..Ayala Abreeza Breastfeeding Room

    1. Little actions do go a long way, especially if they are persistent ones.

  6. Happy International Women’s Day to all of the Women in the world. 🙂
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  7. max

    that is such a generous way of commemorating women’s day

  8. I agree with you. Mothers should be taken care of. A healthy mother is a healthy a baby too.

    Happy International Women’s Day!

    Mommy Maye
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  9. how generous of you. that should be in most of the people’s (including myself) list of donees
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  10. Happy International Women’s day to you too.. We too had a mini celebration over here.
    Dominique Goh recently posted..Scenes from the Streets of Chinatown Singapore

    1. What kind of celebration did you do?

  11. i attended GABRIELA’s protest on the 102th IWD, there’s a lot of women – youth, workers, farmers, urban poor and of course men joined the rally to decry the rape of motherland
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  12. It would be such a wonderful world if there is no more hunger…but with how things are going, it may take considerable time to arrest this problem….but as long as people are doing efforts like this one, there is always hope.
    Aileen recently posted..Running in the Rain

  13. We celebrated IWD on the 8th and we all stood up to end Violence on Women; which is the theme for 2013. Thank you sharing the work of another important facet of the UN family.
    Eliz
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