On December 1, 2009, The Hunger Project-Uganda commemorated World AIDS Day at the Kiboga District's main playground. Over 500 people participated in the event, and the Kiboga Resident District Commissioner was the guest of honor.
A workshop with THP-Peru partner organization, Chirapaq, inspired Ashaninka to transform her life. It changed her ideas about the role women could play in her society. Today, she is happier, more empowered within her family and a leader in her commuinity.
A resilient spirit and a nearby THP epicenter enabled Mary Liwonde to move forward after the death of her son. Today, she enjoys financial security, renewed hope for the future and national recognition for her work.
World AIDS Day 2009 is being commemorated under the theme of "Universal Access and Human Rights." The Hunger Project's integrated development approach, which includes our response to HIV/AIDS, is based on a fundamental regard for human rights. To date, 880,000 people have taken our HIV/AIDS and Gender Inequality Workshop.
Young volunteers from all over Bangladesh came together near Dhaka in November to take part in a leadership training, planned by the British Council. They developed the tools to inspire action in their communities and gain a new awareness of the importance of citizenship.
When Awa Ndiaye took out a loan from The Hunger Project-Senegal's Microfinance Program, she was interested in developing a small vegetable trade. Not only did her venture succeed, but in the process, she ended up changing the way many women did business in her village.
It is estimated that at least one out of every three women worldwide have at some point suffered some type of physical or sexual abuse. Violence against girls and women is one of the most virulent and widespread violations of human rights in the world. Read about THP partner, Derare Hirpha, who, with the support of The Hunger Project, was able to persevere and create the life she wanted for herself and her family.
One unfortunate event after another left Jesmeen drained of assets, deprived of a loved one, and with little prospect for improvement. Still, she never gave up hope for a better future. With the help of THP-Bangladesh, Jesmeen conceived a new vision for her life and gained the skills to put it into action.