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Elected Woman Leader in India Fights Domestic Violence

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Khusboon Khatoon, was a child bride at 12 years of age. She was widowed early. Following her participation in The Hunger Project's Women's Leadership Workshop, Khusboon gained the courage to take on domestic violence cases in her community and train other women about their rights.

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Bangladesh National Youth Conference 2008

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In Bangladesh, several hundred youth and adults gathered in December 2008 for the annual Youth Ending Hunger Conference to discuss issues ranging from education campaigns, to math competitions and anti-tobacco advertising.

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Bolivia Ratifies New Constitution

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Rafael García Mora, SJ, Director General of ACLO, The Hunger Project's partner in Bolivia, says "The challenge will be for Bolivian women and men to make this new constitution not just a beautiful set of statements, but a foundation for building a future of justice, harmony, and progress."

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The Great Worldwide Divide in Maternal Health

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UNICEF's recently released State of the World's Children 2009 report focuses on maternal mortality. The statistics revealed in the report are shocking.

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India Declares National Girl Child Day

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With immense pleasure, The Hunger Project welcomes the Government of India's new declaration that the 24th of January will be National Girl Child Day.

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Mexico: 2008 Highlights

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The Hunger Project-Mexico has trained hundreds of catalysts (volunteer leaders) who are launching village-level projects in their communities, and developed strategic alliances with government and local partners.

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The Hunger Project-Bangladesh Loses a Dear Colleague

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On December 31, The Hunger Project-Bangladesh team lost a very dear colleague, Mohammed Shiraj. He leaves behind his wife, a daughter (11) and son (8), and was the sole provider for his family.

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Father of Seven Strives to End Hunger in His Community

Gadisa Arado has worked to tackle corruption and HIV/AIDS and to promote credit and savings, income-generating activities, environmental sanitation and compost preparation in his community.

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World AIDS Day in Malawi a Huge Success

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On the December 1, 2008, The Hunger Project-Malawi joined the rest of the world in commemorating this year's World AIDS Day. The event engaged various members of the community in presentations on important issues from prevention to care.

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The Hunger Project Mourns the Loss of a Committed Women's Leader

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Cecilia Loría Saviñon, former member of The Hunger Project's Global Board of Directors, passed away on December 8th after a long struggle with cancer. Cecilia was a respected advocate of Mexico's feminist movement for over 20 years and a committed government official.

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