In India, The Hunger Project (THP) is committed to igniting and sustaining the leadership of women elected to village councils (Panchayats). THP-India seeks to strengthen the role of elected women representatives in local governance so that they are able to assert their rights and build a future free of hunger, poverty and injustice.
The elected women leaders with whom THP has worked over the last decade have shown phenomenal leadership ability, against all odds. They have struggled to bring water, health and education to their villages despite pressure, threats, violence and brutalities. They have constructed roads and provided clean drinking water to their communities. These elected women representatives are slowly but surely changing the development agenda of their villages.
In partnership with 52 other civil society organizations, THP-India has reached out to more than 100,000 of these women representatives in the last ten years.