On this, the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day, The Hunger Project is excited to announce the formal launching of the Unleashed Women Leaders Initiative — a new multi-year funding initiative to focus our attention and resources on the fact that empowering women's leadership is the key to ending hunger.
On March 8, 2011, THP will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day. This year's theme calls for universal "equal access to education, training and technology: pathways to decent work for women." Read how THP works in rural regions to empower women with the skills to pursue their own, equal opportunities.
In February 2011, 16 Hunger Project investors from Australia, Canada, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Senegal and the United States visited THP's work in India. A Hunger Project staff member shares the experience.
We are thrilled to announce that Dionne Warwick will be on the upcoming season (beginning March 6) of NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice" on behalf of The Hunger Project! Contestants will not be vying for a job with Donald Trump; instead, the business-savvy celebrity contestants will be working towards a greater goal as they raise money for their various charities throughout the season.
Public sexual harassment, known as "eve teasing," has become one of the most highlighted issues in Bangladesh in recent years. In response, The Hunger Project-Bangladesh has partnered with the country's largest call-center company to provide a helpline for women.
The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso was awarded the medal of "Knight of the National Order" by the nation's President, His Excellency Blaise Compaoré, for its extraordinary progress in combating rural hunger and poverty. THP's Vice President of Africa Programs, Dr. Idrissa O. Dicko, accepted the award on behalf of THP-Burkina Faso.
On Sunday, January 9, we kicked off a new year of action with The Hunger Project's first annual World Hunger Day! THP-UK organized a gala concert featuring Dionne Warwick, Natalie Cole, Elaine Paige and Mica Paris! All in all, more than 100 performers and 2,000+ guests celebrated at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London.
The Hunger Project-India collaborated with eleven other organizations to bring 200 elected women leaders together for a two-day, open-forum convention in Bhopal on December 21-22, 2010. The women aimed to share their journeys as elected leaders, discuss achievements and challenges, identify issues for state-level advocacy and build a collective understanding of future goals.