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.

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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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Elected Indian Women Leader Gains Insight from Australia Visit

India Meena

In May 2013, Murli Meena, who is the village president of Dehlala Gram Panchayat was invited to Australia as a delegate sponsored by THP-Australia. Read about her experience.

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Stopping Two-Child Laws that Harm Women Leaders in India

Indian woman at community planning meeting with her two children, 2011

At a time when The Hunger Project has empowered more than 80,000 elected women representatives in India to be effective change agents in their villages, ambitious women’s voices are being silenced by a Two-Child Norm policy that prohibits the participation of any representative with more than two living children. The policy restricts women’s political participation, hampers the growth of female political leadership, and further marginalizes the most effective community of leaders.

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