Shining a spotlight on the world's rural women has never been more important. The current global food price crisis is pushing millions of people deeper into hunger and poverty. The prospects of achieving an end to world hunger are threatened. Only when rural women are empowered will this be achieved.
This volume documents the path breaking strides being taken by 118 elected women representatives across the country in ensuring that children attend school, that their villages are equipped with adequate health facilities and that all sections of the population are aware of and can access government schemes.
The five finalists for the 2008 Africa Prize are working tirelessly and selflessly to provide opportunities to African women.Building collaborative partnerships with like-minded groups, such as the wonderful organizations these women represent, will be an important way forward for The Hunger Project over coming years.
The Sarojini Naidu Prize 2008 supports writings on two themes: Women in Panchayati Raj: Bringing Education to Every Child and Women in Panchayati Raj: Ensuring Primary Health for All Women. The Jury for the Sarojini Naidu Prize 2008 met on September 15, 2008 and announced the winners.
As many of you know, the Bolivian people are facing the enormous challenge of forging themselves as a multicultural democracy. These include: drafting a new constitution which will ensure rights of all citizens and establishing ways for all citizens to benefit equitably from the country's natural resources.
The community leaders we are honoring at the 2008 Africa Prize event are members of a global civil society that is building a better future for all of humanity. The Hunger Project and our partners around the world are also members of that civil society. This newsletter includes highlights from some of these partners, who are creating a world where all people have the opportunity to claim their right to self-reliance, dignity and social justice.