Celebrate Earth Day 2014 with The Hunger Project

April 21, 2014 by Lindsay McNamara
Celebrate Earth Day 2014 with The Hunger Project

The Hunger Project joins millions of people around the world in celebrating Earth Day this April 22.

Protecting and restoring our natural environment is fundamental to ending hunger and poverty.  The communities with whom we work are comprised primarily of food farmers and their well-being is most closely tied to the natural environment. As millions around the globe awaken to the threat of climate change, it is incumbent on us to recognize that, in the quest for a sustainable future, the severely disempowered individuals of the developing world are on the front lines.

As Tarcila Rivera Zea put in her recent statement during the 2013 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, "For indigenous women there is also a form of violence in nature. While Greenland Inuit women see the rising waters banish their communities as a result of climate change, the Quechua Indians of Peru face mining companies in defense of their water sources."

While we must all cope with the effects of these environmental concerns, people living in conditions of hunger and poverty in the developing world are at the greatest risk. They are extremely vulnerable to extreme weather like droughts and flooding – exacerbated by climate change – and bear the burden of climate change (because they account for 80 percent of world population) though their carbon footprints are the smallest.

This Earth Day, let us stand with our partners – women and men who are practicing responsible agricultural techniques, prioritizing their environment and teaching their communities to do the same. Be sure to participate in Earth Day activities in your community!

And, you can take action now by investing in The Hunger Project and supporting our partners as they cope with environmental challenges and build sustainable, resilient communities for the future.
 

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Hot Off the Press: International Day of the Girl Infographic!

October 11, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
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Join The Hunger Project in celebrating the first International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2012. We are thrilled with the United Nations' recognition of this important day to raise awareness about the rights of girl children. Learn more and spread the word using our brand new infographic!

The Washington Weekly - October 9, 2012

October 9, 2012 by The Hunger Project Washington DC
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 - August 28, 2012

August 28, 2012 by The Hunger Project Washington DC
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 Hunger Project on Pinterest

August 23, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
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We at The Hunger Project are always working on new and creative ways to engage with you, our investors and activists -- that's why you can find us on Pinterest! Pinterest is a virtual pinboard where people and organizations gather and share pictures, videos and articles from around the web. Our "pin boards" include inspiring stories of women's empowerment, the latest development news and even a running list of what we're reading! Join and share your pins with us!

The Washington Weekly - August 20, 2012

August 20, 2012 by John Coonrod
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.

UK Steps Up Development Conversations

July 30, 2012 by Communications Intern
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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

July 24, 2012 by The Hunger Project Washington DC
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

July 17, 2012 by The Hunger Project Washington DC
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

July 16, 2012 by Marie Mintalucci
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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.
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