The Hunger Project has been active in India since 1984 and currently works across eight states. The Hunger Project's approach of mobilizing people for self-reliant action, empowering women as key change agents and engaging with local government is culminated in one comprehensive strategy, the Panchayati Raj Campaign.
Each year, The Hunger Project joins billions of people around the world in celebrating International Women's Day (IWD) to honor and raise a voice for women around the world. Particularly relevant given recent violent acts against women, this year's IWD theme was “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women.” On March 8, 2013, thousands of women and men partnered with The Hunger Project around the world to advocate for equality, prosperity and empowerment for all women – see how.
New partnerships, innovative use of radio broadcasting and elected women representatives have increased the visibility of THP-India across eight Indian states. Additionally, cross-federation learning trips have improved state-wide sharing of best practices by THP partners.