In the Spirit of Earth Day, Join Live Below the Line!

April 24, 2014 by Lindsay McNamara
In the Spirit of Earth Day, Join Live Below the Line!

Each year, Earth Day calls for global citizens to examine their impact on the environment and learn new (or more) ways to be environmentally friendly. Here at The Hunger Project, we believe everything is connected and that — hunger is inextricably linked to a nexus of factors including decent work, health, education, environmental protection and social justice — only in solving these together will any of these issues be resolved on a sustainable basis. We must work tirelessly to empower women and promote gender equality, healthy nutrition for children around the world and hold our governments accountable to protect the environment.

To understand this holistic approach a bit more, I began to think about The Hunger Project’s recent partnership with the Global Poverty Project on a campaign called Live Below the Line. After taking a depth breath, I decided to join the Live Below the Line challenge.

I am standing with thousands of people around the world who are taking the Live Below the Line challenge to raise funds and awareness for the 1.2 billion people in our world who live in extreme poverty.

From April 28May 2, join me in spending $1.50 a day on food and beverage for 5 days to change the way people think about extreme poverty – all while supporting The Hunger Project’s work in villages worldwide.

I want to experience what it is like to live in poverty and the choices (or lack thereof) my fellow human beings on the other side of the globe (and right here in New York City) make every day.

I recycle; even separate my bottles and cans from paper and cardboard. I don’t drink bottled water. I take public transportation to work. I bring my canvas bags to the grocery store. I try not to consume too much. These small actions pale in comparison to the reduction my carbon footprint will have as I try to eat and drink on $1.50 a day for five days. My fellow environmentalists, I encourage you to Live Below the Line with me and take a hard look at all that you consume in five days.

If you had the opportunity or the chance to change the world and be a part of the Live Below the Line dialogue, to see yourself as a member of the planet as a whole, would you take it?

How can you get involved?

1,000 Days and International Women's Day: Liberation and Nutrition

March 14, 2014 by John Coonrod
1,000 Days and International Women's Day: Liberation and Nutrition
Executive Vice President John Conrood writes on "Liberation and Nutrition" for International Women's Day 2014 on the 1,000 Days Nutrition Newsroom blog.

Gender Is Fundamental to All the MDGs

March 14, 2014 by Lindsay McNamara
Gender Is Fundamental to All the MDGs
On Monday, March 10, The Hunger Project, in partnership with BRAC and Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), hosted a side event during the UN’s 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York City.

William Easterly’s Tyranny of Experts: It’s “Time at Last” for Development to be about Human Rights and Equality

March 14, 2014 by Bridget Barry
William Easterly’s Tyranny of Experts
At a recent book launch for Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor at Cooper Union’s Great Hall in New York in early March, development economist at New York University (NYU)’s Development Research Institute William Easterly questioned and sought to debunk what he referred to as development “myths.”

Connecting Girls, Inspiring Change: International Women’s Day in Bangladesh

March 14, 2014 by Lindsay McNamara
Connecting Girls, Inspiring Change: International Women’s Day in Bangladesh
The British Council and National Girl Child Advocacy Forum, of which The Hunger Project is a part, hosted a discussion session called "Connecting Girls, Inspiring Change" on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Senate Bhaban, University of Dhaka to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Gender, Democracy and the Zero Hunger Challenge

February 24, 2014 by John Coonrod
Gender, Democracy and the Zero Hunger Challenge
Learn more about the connections between gender, democracy and the Zero Hunger Challenge in John Conrood's latest blog post.

One Billion Rising: The Hunger Project’s #ReasonToRise 2014

February 20, 2014 by Lindsay McNamara
One Billion Rising: The Hunger Project’s #ReasonToRise 2014
On February 14, 2014, The Hunger Project joined the One Billion Rising (OBR) movement to RISE, RELEASE, DANCE, and demand JUSTICE for women and girls around the world. Read how we rose up against gender-based violence.

Using Cutting-edge Mobile Technology to Monitor Programs

February 19, 2014 by Lindsay McNamara
By The Numbers: Updating The Hunger Project's Monitoring & Evaluation System
Recently, The Hunger Project has made strides to digitize the information it collects from the countries where we work using iFormBuilder. iFormBuilder is a "universal, cloud based mobile data collection platform helping customers around the globe collect data on their mobile devices." Learn more about how THP has updated its Monitoring & Evaluation program's paper-based system using cutting-edge technology.

The Hunger Project and the Zero Hunger Challenge

February 3, 2014 by Lindsay McNamara
The Hunger Project proudly participates in the UN's Zero Hunger Challenge
The Hunger Project is proud to declare our participation in the UN's Zero Hunger Challenge -- a global declaration that “invites all nations to work for a future where everyone enjoys their right to food and all food systems are resilient.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched ZHC at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) on June 20, 2012 to end hunger and ensure access to nutritious food for all.

State of the World’s Children: ‘Every Child Counts’

February 2, 2014 by Lindsay McNamara
The State of the World’s Children 2014: ‘Every Child Counts’
Last week, UNICEF released The State of the World’s Children, a guide that presents the most recent key statistics on survival, development and protection of the world’s 2.2 billion children. Learn more about current trends and how you can help advance children’s rights.
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