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The Hunger Project and the Zero Hunger Challenge

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.

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All Politics is Local: Building Grassroots Democracy from the Bottom Up

All Politics is Local: Building Grassroots Democracy from the Bottom Up with participatory local democracy.

The old saying that “All politics is local” is especially true when it comes to overcoming poverty and hunger. Actually getting basic public services to work requires good local government. Learn why we've prioritized work with local government.

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Ten Ways to Fight Hunger and Poverty

Ten Ways to Fight Hunger and Poverty Every Day with The Hunger Project

Looking for ways to get involved with The Hunger Project? Here are a few easy ways to shop, search, share, design, volunteer, dine and even game for a purpose! Join us today and every day in empowering people around the world to end hunger and poverty.

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2014: A Great Year in the Making

2014: A Great Year in the Making at The Hunger Project!

In 2013, The Hunger Project joined the world community in declaring that the end of chronic hunger is possible by the year 2030. With your support we look forward to making this a reality. Keep the momentum going and get the word out about the issues you care about all year long!

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2013 Human Rights Day and Action Against Gender-Based Violence

Celebrating 2013 Human Rights Day and Action Against Gender-Based Violence

As Human Rights Day comes to a close, it also concludes the nation wide initiative known as 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Our colleagues in India bring us this report of their 16 Days activities.

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Information is Progress: Visits to Chirapaq Communities

Information is Progress: Visits to Chirapaq Communities

"After meeting with the Organization of Indigenous Women of Laramate leaders in Lima at the World Conference of Indigenous Women, a declaration they made stuck with me as we drove 10 hours to their mountainous villages: 'An informed community is one that progresses.'" Hunger Project staff member Bridget Barry brings us this field report of her visit to indigenous communities in Peru.

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Get Out the Give on #GivingTuesday!

Give the gift of empowerment this #GivingTuesday!

The retail sector has benefited for years from coordinating national shopping days around the holidays. Everyone knows “Black Friday” or “Cyber Monday.” But this year, for the second year in a row, something unique will take place on December 3, 2013: #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday celebrates giving by continuing a conversation about ways to give more, give smarter, and put personal philanthropy back into the giving season.

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The Best Investment Against Violence

Nov 25 is Intl Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Say no to violence!

Read this International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women statement by Peruvian activist and Hunger Project leader, Tarcila Rivera Zea. Violence comes in all forms -- now is the time to take a stand against all of it.

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Reuniting with Mudderakka

Reuniting with Mudderakka -- An elected women leader 13 years later and still changing lives.

In 2000, The Hunger Project's Annual Fall Gala launched a formal prioritization of Elected Women Representatives in India. That evening, we were honored to hear from one such empowered leader named Mudderakka who amazed all in attendance with her story of strength and resourcefulness. Thirteen years later, we reunite with the incredible Mudderakka.

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Citi Walk-Run-Bike Participant Steven Yong Contemplates Hunger and Thirst

Citi Walk-Run-Bike participant Steven Yong shares his experience

Right now, Citi employees around the world are banding together for a virtual event to walk, run or bike 100 kilometers in 100 days to raise $100,000 toward ending hunger and poverty in our world. Citi employee Steven Yong shares about truly understanding what it means to want for resources like food and water.

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