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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.