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The Power of One, The Strength of Many: Highlights from our Annual Fall Gala

Joyce Banda

“The Hunger Project has meant so much to me; so much to the people of Malawi and so much to the people of Africa,” said Her Excellency President Joyce Banda of Malawi during her keynote address at The Hunger Project's Annual Fall Gala on Saturday, October 5, 2013 under the theme: The Power of One, The Strength of Many. The evening, attended by 500+ investors and friends from more than 20 countries around the world, also featured Hunger Project activists Judith Light, Valerie Harper, Dionne Warwick and Karen Herman. See videos, speeches, presentations from the evening here.

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Healthy People Depend on Healthy Food Systems

Healthy People Depend on Healthy Food Systems, World Food Day 2013. Photo by Johannes Ode.

October 16 marks World Food Day and The Hunger Project joins the international community in focusing on the theme: “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition.” The Hunger Project’s approach is grounded in the fact that hunger is inextricably linked to a nexus of issues including decent work, health, education, environmental sustainability and social justice. Only in solving these together will any of them be solved on a sustainable basis.

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Young New Zealand Activist Goes Global

Tanisha Singh - The Hunger Project-New Zealand

Tanisha Singh, a second-generation activist and investor is representing The Hunger Project-New Zealand as part of a Hunger Project delegation joining 180 young people from organisations around the world attending the 13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.

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Sarojini Naidu Prize Jury Selects 2013 Winners

SNP 13 winners India

The 2013 winners for The Hunger Project's Sarojini Naidu Prize, an annual honor for outstanding reporting on women in Panchayati Raj (local government) were announced on Mahatma Ghandi's birthday.

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Bangladesh Celebrates Girl Child Day

Bangladesh Girls Celebrating Girl Child Day 2013

National Girl Child Day celebrations were held in more than 500 locations across Bangladesh on September 30 under the theme, “Girls Are Not Brides, They Conquer the World,” emphasizing the importance of safety and security for girls.

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World's Indigenous Women Demand to Be Heard

Mwxico Indigenous Women

With the aim of demanding that their opinions be considered and their cultures be respected by states, women leaders from Latin America, North America, Asia, the Pacific, Africa, the Arctic and Russia are to hold a large-scale conference focused on the situation of indigenous women October 28-30 in Lima, Peru.

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Participatory Democracy and a Sustainable End to Hunger in Mexico, Globally

Undersecretary of Social and Human Development Álvarez speaks to Importance of Participatory Democracy

On September 24, 2013, during the week of the UN General Assembly, The Hunger Project and UN Democracy Fund launched the inaugural State of Participatory Democracy Report; the product of a two-year partnership between the organizations to cultivate a global community of practice among individuals striving to build capacity for effective, responsive local governance. The Executive Head of UNDEF and a representative for Mexican President Peña Nieto spoke at the event, highlighting their commitment to this project and the prioritization of local democracy in global development.

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Microfinance Program Staff Journal Entry: Afro-Optimism

Sonia Rahal MFP Africa 2

Senior Microfinance Program Officer Sonia Rahal recently joined The Hunger Project and submits this journal entry about her first experience meeting colleagues and program partners in Africa. She responds directly to those who are pessimistic about African development and contends: “…the possibilities [in Africa] are indefinitely greater than what we can imagine.” Read Sonia’s entry.

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Celebrating Girls: They Conquer the World

Celebrating Girls: They Conquer the World -- International Day of the Girl is October 11, 2013

In the lead up to International Day of the Girl, National Girl Child Day is honored in Bangladesh this September. Since 2000, THP-Bangladesh and the National Girl Child Advocacy Forum have celebrated National Girl Child Day each year as part of the annual Children’s Rights Week. Read about the activities The Hunger Project-Bangladesh has planned for this year's celebration.

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Now I Say What I Have to Say

Mexico Martinez

Patricia Martínez shares how The Hunger Project's trainings in her community in Oaxaca, Mexico empowered her to stand up and express her opinions without fear.

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