Climate change threatens to reverse progress in the fight against hunger and poverty. The Hunger Project calls on people around the world to support efforts to mobilize grassroots communities and build their resilience to cope with the challenges that climate change presents.
We are delighted to announce the release of an impact assessment of The Hunger Project's work in Uganda. The study was carried out at the end of 2008 on a pro-bono basis by an independent, external consulting firm.
This project, undertaken in partnership with Rotary International, other local Rotary Clubs in Ethiopia and The Hunger Project, will supply clean tap water to over 6,000 of our grassroots partners who once suffered endemic waterborne disease.
On International Women's Day 2009, The Hunger Project (THP) is proud to join with "women and men united to end violence against women and girls." In order to achieve the sustainable end of world hunger, women and men must work together, without the threat of violence, as full and equal partners.
Khusboon Khatoon, was a child bride at 12 years of age. She was widowed early. Following her participation in The Hunger Project's Women's Leadership Workshop, Khusboon gained the courage to take on domestic violence cases in her community and train other women about their rights.
In Bangladesh, several hundred youth and adults gathered in December 2008 for the annual Youth Ending Hunger Conference to discuss issues ranging from education campaigns, to math competitions and anti-tobacco advertising.
Rafael García Mora, SJ, Director General of ACLO, The Hunger Project's partner in Bolivia, says "The challenge will be for Bolivian women and men to make this new constitution not just a beautiful set of statements, but a foundation for building a future of justice, harmony, and progress."