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2008 National Girl Child Day Celebration in Bangladesh

National Girl Child Day in Bangladesh

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.

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Hunger Project Leader Shares Skills to Empower Others

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Linda Asantewa is a living example of how The Hunger Project's work is impacting the lives of village women, especially, and empowering them to play key leadership roles in their communities.

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Traditional Doctor Promotes Indigenous Rights

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Traditional doctor, Nelly Marcos Manrique, participated in several training programs, which gave her insight into positive changes she could make for her community.

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Mexico: Gaining Momentum in Mobilization of Indigenous Regions

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Update to the Global Board (October 2008). Working with the indigenous peoples in Chiapas and Oaxaca, The Hunger Project has gained significant momentum in local mobilization.

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Local High School Teacher Takes on Environmental Issues

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Gilberto Orozco, a local high school teacher, has been volunteering with The Hunger Project since 2005. He has a commitment to humanity, which he demonstrates by actively training new volunteers.

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Ethiopia: Epicenter Food Banks Help in Time of Drought

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Update to the Global Board (October 2008). The Hunger Project-Ethiopia engaged in major activities toward our objective of ending hunger, specifically in the area of epicenter farms, food bank activities and improving household food production.

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Elected Woman Leader Fights For Community Funding

B. Rani Devaraj works with economically disadvantaged communities to create better learning environments and improve local sanitation.

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Bolivia: ACLO Forges Ahead in Strengthening Indigenous Leadership

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Update to the Global Board (October 2008). Despite ongoing social unrest and periods of violence, ACLO forges ahead in its programmatic achievements, including the completion of the first cycle of a three-year project to create a cadre of rural and indigenous leaders with advanced skills.

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Local Animator Starts Informal Education Program

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Shilpi Akter created an informal education program for 50 women and men. They have learned to read and regularly discuss gender-related issues in the community.

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Widow Utilizes Microfinance Program to Care for Her Family

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Through the African Woman Food Farmer Initiative, Messe Chauque has increased farm production and now earns enough money to send her children to school.

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