Empowering women

Empowering Women as Key Change Agents

Women bear almost all responsibility for meeting basic needs of the family, yet are systematically denied the resources, information and freedom of action they need to fulfill this responsibility.The vast majority of the world's poor are women. Two-thirds of the world's...
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Andhra Pradesh

Districts where we workSrikakulamBlocks where we workSrikakulam, Etcherla, Sarubujjili and Lakshmi Narsu PetaBrief BackgroundIn 2007, The Hunger Project partnered with Mahila Margdarshi in Andhra Pradesh. The Hunger Project aims to support Mahila Margdarshi by helping them...
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Stopping Violence against Women and Girls

 Violence against women and girls continues unabated in every continent, country and culture. It takes a devastating toll on women's lives, on their families, and on society as a whole. Most societies prohibit such violence - yet the reality is that too often, it is covered...
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The Hunger Project Celebrates International Women's Day around the World

The Hunger Project (THP) celebrated International Women's Day 2009 (acknowledged by the United Nations on March 8) throughout the world. Here are some highlights from our countries:Bangladesh: About 450 International Women's Day events were celebrated throughout Bangladesh....
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Top Ten Interventions for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality

Proven ways to make programs work and empower womenBy John Coonrod, Executive Vice President, The Hunger ProjectThis article originally appeared in the March 2011 issue of Monday Developments MagazineGender discrimination is a root cause of hunger and poverty. Women and girls—...
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Celebrating International Women's Day 2012 in Bangladesh

Every year in Bangladesh, the National Girl Child Advocacy Forum (NGCAF) — of which The Hunger Project (THP)-Bangladesh is a convening member — picks a day, adopts a theme and organizes a celebration to commemorate International Women's Day. This year the theme was "Empower...
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