29 June, Milan EXPO 2015 – Empowering women, ending hunger. Why empowering women and girls is critical to addressing world hunger, and the changes in policies and practices most needed to make a difference. Food clearly has gender dimensions. Women farmers produce more than half of the all food worldwide, and women still have the greater responsibility for buying and preparing meals. Women and girls suffer more from food insecurity than are boys and men. They are also more liable to obesity and far more exposed to eating disorders. The Women’s Forum Italy integrates these kinds of gender issues into its agenda. Our first goal, though, is diversity of voice on a sustainable food future: we seek to enable women leaders from different sectors and parts of the world to be heard with their men counterparts on the key issues of how we are to feed our planet. IDA attendance.