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.
December 2008 Global Update. Through her participation in Hunger Project trainings, Bhavika has become a fearless women's advocate. Learn more about her and the 275,000 grassroots volunteer leaders who are initiating change in their villages.
The Hunger Project is poised to have 2008 be our best year yet in terms of fundraising results. This newsletter highlights the stories of leaders who are recognizing that the current economic climate is not a time to step back, but a time to step forward.
On October 15, 2008 the people of Bangladesh observed the 9th National Girl Child Day. National Girl Child Day is a national strategy that seeks to improve the status of and end discrimination against girls in Bangladeshi society. Since 2000, Bangladesh has celebrated National Girl Child Day each year as one day of the annual Children's Rights Week.