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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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Believing in Success at Every Age

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Mzee Erick Kafuruma is 74 years old, a retired soldier and agriculturalist. He is very passionate about change in the community and had always looked for ways to inspire people to work hard, adapt to change and show progress in the community.

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Local Leader Involved in Microfinance, Education, Epicenter Management

As a powerful leader in Namarel Epicenter, Mariame Harouna Ba's mobilizes women, men, local and administrative authorities to strive for a better future.

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