On April 13, simultaneous human chains in 64 districts of Bangladesh were held to demonstrate support for the newly proposed Women’s Development Policy, which aims to secure a more active role for women in various sectors of national life, a progressive step to ensure that Bangladesh’s women enjoy equal rights with men politically, economically and socially.
Since The Hunger Project-Uganda launched its highly successful HIV/AIDS and Gender Inequality Campaign in 2003, over 93,000 partners have participated in the workshops. Efforts continue to reach new audiences for increased awareness throughout the country.
Beginning on March 28, 2011, former Congressman and head of the Alliance to End Hunger Tony P. Hall called on social and religious leaders to join together in a united hunger fast in response to proposed budget cuts by U.S. Congress. The Hunger Project is one of dozens of humanitarian organizations who have pledged their support.
Genet Mosa utilized the Microfinance Program in her local epicenter to develop as a community leader, thrive as a business woman, nurture a savings account and improve the lives of her family and neighbors.
Before joining the Microfinance Program, I had never imagined making an income or even dared to speak in public. Now I am President of our group and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kissamey Epicenter fund.
The Hunger Project-Uganda has been hugely successful at creating long-term partnerships with like-minded organizations, assisting with everything from microfinance to epicenter trainings. By developing relationships with organizations in the region, epicenters have been able to provide more and better services to community partners.
Ms. Khady Seck is chair of a microfinance women's group in Diokoul Epicenter in Senegal. Empowered by the epicenter trainings, Khady has also taken on the position of counselor to the village women and coordinated the shared maintenance of the local environment, reducing rates of diseases like malaria.