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Highlights of the 2006 Award Ceremony

Africa's First Elected Woman President Receives Africa Prize for Leadership President Sirleaf, Joan Holmes, and Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai. On October 21, 2006, H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia and the first woman elected president of an...
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Chronic Hunger and the Status of Women in India

Carol S. Coonrod, June 1998Introductory QuotesYou can tell the condition of a nation by looking at the status of its women. - Jawaharlal NehruHowever much a mother may love her children, it is all but impossible for her to provide high-quality child care if she herself is poor...
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Block-level Workshops (Orissa, India)

Several awareness camps and community sensitization workshops were held at the village and panchayat levels to inform people about the need to integrate a gender component into governance. These were in addition to the block-level workshops held in the run up to the WLWs. Name...
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Women's Leadership Workshops (Orissa, India)

The Women's Leadership Workshop's of The Hunger Project are capacity building workshops. The workshop seeks to instill and facilitate:An understanding of each woman's identity as a political leader;A shift from a mindset of "I cannot" to "I can;"Critically analyzing social...
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Federation of Elected Women Leaders (Orissa, India)

Experiences from the ground revealed the dire need of an active support system for women panchayat leaders. The federation building process in Orissa will be launched this year.The Hunger Project in Orissa organized a Training of Trainers Workshop on Federation Building of EWRs...
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Federation of Elected Women Leaders (Orissa, India)

Experiences from the ground revealed the dire need of an active support system for women panchayat leaders. The federation building process in Orissa will be launched this year.The Hunger Project in Orissa organized a Training of Trainers Workshop on Federation Building of EWRs...
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Radio Program: "Our Sister Satyabati" (Orissa, India)

The radio program, "AMAR BHAEN SATYABAT" ("Our Sister Satyabat") was targeted for the rural populace and developed and broadcast as a voter awareness program during the the 2006-2007 SWEEP (voter awareness) campaign.The Hunger Project's partner DAPTA has resumed this program in...
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NGO Coordination (Orissa, India)

To further the cause of women's empowerment and make other organizations include a women's leadership component in their strategy, partner NGOs have been in contact with other local organizations and have held discussions with them. This has been especially possible in Gajapati...
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Campaign against the Two-Child Norm (Orissa, India)

As part of our ongoing campaign and advocacy against the two-child norm, a document detailing the adverse effects of this discriminatory rule on women and other vulnerable populations was completed. The state office team has been closely monitoring the grassroots situation...
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Workshop on Panchayati Raj (Orissa, India)

Realizing the need to upgrade the knowledge and skills of our field coordinators, organizers and animators working directly with elected women leaders, and per a long-standing wish of our partners, a workshop on Panchayati Raj processes and functions was organized in Bhubaneswar...
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