July 2012

UK Steps Up Development Conversations

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“In a way, it is so simple – healthy, empowered women mean healthy, strong families mean healthy, strong children mean healthy strong countries. It is as simple and straightforward as that.” David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, opened the London Summit on Family Planning – cosponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UK Aid – earlier this month. Next up in the UK: a Hunger Summit on August 12, 2012.

The Washington Weekly - July 24, 2012

The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. Each week, John sends us insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the Washington Weekly.

The Washington Weekly - July 17, 2012

The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. Each week, John sends us insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the Washington Weekly.

Financial Access Taken for Granted, No Less Crucial

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In a recent article, Tilman Ehrbeck, CEO of CGAP, reminds us why financial access is so important: "Imagine life without access to formal financial services: without a deposit account, a college savings plan, or home mortgage, most of us would be unable to realize simple dreams and aspirations for our families, and simple planning would become a complex affair." THP Senior Microfinance Program Officer explores why these life-improving financial tools are out of reach for over two-thirds of the adult population in the world.

Activist from Bangladesh Shares Her Story in Korea

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Last week, Ame, an activist with THP-Bangladesh and representative of Youth Ending Hunger, visited Ewha Women’s University’s Global Empowerment Program in Korea. Ame shared her experiences with and efforts to combat sexual harassment, known as ‘eve teasing’ in Bangladesh.

The Washington Weekly - July 9, 2012

The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. Each week, John sends us insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the Washington Weekly.