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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2012

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The Hunger Project joins the international community in celebrating International Women's Day on March 8. This year, the UN theme is especially close to our heart: Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty. As one of its fundamental principles, The Hunger Project firmly believes that it is absolutely essential to cause a society-wide change towards gender equality in order to end hunger and poverty.

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How Will You Celebrate International Women's Day 2012?

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This years International Women's Day theme IWD is especially close to our hearts here at The Hunger Project: Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty. Read on to find out how our programs around the world are celebrating and don't forget to join us in NYC March 8!

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BREAKING: Water, Poverty Millennium Development Targets Met Ahead of Schedule

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In September 2000, the leaders of 189 nations made a commitment to achieve specific results by 2015 in eight major areas of international development, results that have come to be known as the Millennium Development Goals. Now, 12 years later, reports reveal the successful, early achievement of a target of MDG 7: Halve the proportion of people who are unable to reach or to afford safe drinking water.

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Kachindamoto Epicenter Inaugurated in Malawi

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On February 27, 2012, the community of Kachindamoto in Malawi celebrated the inauguration of their epicenter. Initiated in 2008, the epicenter has a total population of 10,950, reaching people from across 28 villages.

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A Review of Road Map for the Microfinance Industry: Focusing on Responsible and Client-Centered Microfinance

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The Microfinance CEO Working Group meets once a month to discuss the challenges practitioners face within the industry and to develop responses. In their latest brief, Road Map for the Microfinance Industry: Focusing on Responsible and Client-Centered Microfinance, they highlight three different microfinance initiatives that are aiding in the delivery of more equitable, transparent and effective microfinance services to clients in developing countries. Read on to learn more about these initiatives and how The Hunger Project's Microfinance Program is meeting these industry standards.

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Tweeting the 56th Commission on the Status of Women

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Taking place February 27 - March 9, The 56th Commission on the Status of Women is taking place at the United Nations in NYC. Follow along as THP staff and like-minded organizations live-Tweet the events and join the converstaion with #CSW56 on Twitter.

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John Coonrod Named U.S. Public Delegate to the 56th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

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We are delighted to share that the U.S. State Department has appointed THP Executive Vice President, John Coonrod, one of seven Public Delegates on the U.S. Delegation to the 56th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, to be held from February 27 through March 9, 2012 at UN Headquarters in New York.

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Event: “A Life Free From Hunger: Tackling Child Malnutrition”

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Around the world, 170 to 180 million children are suffering from stunting, a medical condition caused by insufficient nutritional intake. In Save the Children’s recently released report, researchers suggests that malnutrition is a key factor contributing to more than one-third of global child deaths (2.6 million) per year.

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The Great Microfinance Debate

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In a recent article on The Guardian’s Poverty Matters Blog, Claire Provost weighs in on the international development microfinance debate. She reviews a new book on the topic and comes out with questions. Our Senior Microfinance Program Officer here at The Hunger Project responds. 

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Meet Rowlands Kaotcha, Country Director THP-Malawi

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We would like to introduce you to yet another member of our global team! Rowlands Kaotcha has been Country Director of The Hunger Project-Malawi since 2004. Each Country Director works closely with the Global Office, Partner Countries and local staff to ensure that THP programs are effective and tailored to the needs of people in her or his native country.

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