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The Hunger Project Mourns the Loss of a Committed Women's Leader

Cecilia Loría Saviñon

Cecilia Loría Saviñon, former member of The Hunger Project's Global Board of Directors, passed away on December 8th after a long struggle with cancer. Cecilia was a respected advocate of Mexico's feminist movement for over 20 years and a committed government official.

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How You Can Empower Grassroots Leaders

India Leaders - December 2008 News

December 2008 Global Update. Through her participation in Hunger Project trainings, Bhavika has become a fearless women's advocate. Learn more about her and the 275,000 grassroots volunteer leaders who are initiating change in their villages.

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World AIDS Day 2008

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Today, more than 30 million people are living with HIV/AIDS. The Hunger Project has trained more than 600,000 people in its HIV/AIDS and Gender Inequality Workshop.

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Universal Children's Day 2008

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Hunger Project communities are educating their children; immunizing their babies; getting health care for pregnant women; and caring for the overall welfare of their children, both girls and boys.

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November 2008 Global Update

November 2008 Global Update

The Hunger Project is poised to have 2008 be our best year yet in terms of fundraising results. This newsletter highlights the stories of leaders who are recognizing that the current economic climate is not a time to step back, but a time to step forward.

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2008 Africa Prize Gala a Huge Success!

Jill Lester and Peter Bourne with 2008 Africa Prize Laureates

On October 18, Faiza Jama Mohamed and Janet Nkubana were named co-laureates of the 2008 Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger, at a celebratory gala in New York City.

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2008 National Girl Child Day Celebration in Bangladesh

National Girl Child Day in Bangladesh

On October 15, 2008 the people of Bangladesh observed the 9th National Girl Child Day. National Girl Child Day is a national strategy that seeks to improve the status of and end discrimination against girls in Bangladeshi society. Since 2000, Bangladesh has celebrated National Girl Child Day each year as one day of the annual Children's Rights Week.

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Hunger Project Leader Shares Skills to Empower Others

Linda Asantewa

Linda Asantewa is a living example of how The Hunger Project's work is impacting the lives of village women, especially, and empowering them to play key leadership roles in their communities.

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Traditional Doctor Promotes Indigenous Rights

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Traditional doctor, Nelly Marcos Manrique, participated in several training programs, which gave her insight into positive changes she could make for her community.

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Mexico: Gaining Momentum in Mobilization of Indigenous Regions

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Update to the Global Board (October 2008). Working with the indigenous peoples in Chiapas and Oaxaca, The Hunger Project has gained significant momentum in local mobilization.

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