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Workshop for Ghanaian Journalists to Promote Women in Politics

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Last week in Kumasi, Ghana, Country Director for The Hunger Project-Ghana, Dr. Naana Agyemang-Mensah, facilitated a workshop for Ghanaian journalists designed to promote women’s participation in local and national politics. Dr. Naana appealed to the journalists to use media to rally the nation to combat socio-economic, cultural and religious practices that marginalize women and keep them from taking part in government. 

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THP-Mexico at the G20 Summit

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Since February, Lorena Vázquez Ordaz, Country Director of The Hunger Project-Mexico, has been working alongside other international civil society organizations in creating policy recommendations on green growth and sustainable development for G20 leaders. Lorena actively participated in the recent G20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico.

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The Washington Weekly - July 17, 2012

The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. Each week, John sends us insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the Washington Weekly.

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Financial Access Taken for Granted, No Less Crucial

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In a recent article, Tilman Ehrbeck, CEO of CGAP, reminds us why financial access is so important: "Imagine life without access to formal financial services: without a deposit account, a college savings plan, or home mortgage, most of us would be unable to realize simple dreams and aspirations for our families, and simple planning would become a complex affair." THP Senior Microfinance Program Officer explores why these life-improving financial tools are out of reach for over two-thirds of the adult population in the world.

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Activist from Bangladesh Shares Her Story in Korea

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Last week, Ame, an activist with THP-Bangladesh and representative of Youth Ending Hunger, visited Ewha Women’s University’s Global Empowerment Program in Korea. Ame shared her experiences with and efforts to combat sexual harassment, known as ‘eve teasing’ in Bangladesh.

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The Washington Weekly - July 9, 2012

The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. Each week, John sends us insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the Washington Weekly.

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Video: The UN Secretary-General's Zero Hunger Challenge

During the Rio+20 meetings in June, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon released a Zero Hunger Challenge to initiate powerful and high-level advocacy for a major advance in global efforts on food and nutrition security.

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Creating a Hunger-free Bangladesh

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On a month-long tour around the U.S., Vice President and Country Director in Bangladesh, Prof. Badiul Alam Majumdar shared, “Ours is a homegrown strategy. It’s grassroots based, women focused and because of that, it is likely to be sustainable...THP does what is missing: unleashing the human spirit; unleashing leadership.”

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The Washington Weekly - July 2, 2012

The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. Each week, John sends us insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the Washington Weekly.

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Former Abuse Victim Empowers Women to Fight Violence

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It is challenging as a woman in Bangladesh to thrive in a male-dominated society. A strong woman has to be a survivor. Manowara Afroz Saleha is a model of such a powerful woman. From childhood, Saleha dreamed of being a teacher and someone who worked for the development and betterment of society.

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