The Hunger Project (THP) staff visits the village of Wabelizi in Malawi, near Nchalo Epicenter. The chair of Wabelizi Water Point Committee shares about the benefits the community experiences from a borehole they constructed in partnership with THP in 2006. More than 2,000 people access this clean water source, where they used to have to travel 20 km to reach an unclean water supply.
Women produce most of the developing world's food, yet receive virtually no support. This short video was used to open a session during the 2010 UN Economic and Social Commission Annual Ministerial Review as it reviewed progress on Millennium Development Goal 3: Empowering women and promoting gender equality.
Margarita Ruiz is State Coordinator of Chiapas for The Hunger Project-Mexico. Margarita Ruiz is State Coordinator for Chiapas for The Hunger Project-Mexico. This is an excerpt from her presentation at The Hunger Project's annual gala celebration on Saturday, October 24 in New York City. Read her full presentation.
The Hunger Project (THP) and Environmental Defense Fund created this film -- the story of a courageous low caste woman who leads her village to tackle climate change. The video is used by THP in training elected women to build the capacity of their villages to cope with the ravages of climate change.
Remarks by Janet Nkubana, 2008 Laureate for the Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger at the Gala Award Ceremony in New York, New York on October 18, 2008. Janet Nkubana spent her childhood in a refugee camp in Uganda, where she became an expert basket weaver. After the devastating war and genocide, she returned to her native Rwanda, where she organized rural women into a basket weaving cooperative, Gahaya Links. Now, Gahaya Links is nearly 4,000 weavers strong, and the women in the cooperative are earning incomes and pulling themselves and their families out of crippling poverty.
Remarks by Faiza Jama Mohamed, 2008 Laureate of the Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger, at the Gala Award Ceremony on October 18, 2008 in New York, New York. Faiza is based in Nairobi, Kenya where she is the Director of the Africa Regional Office of Equality Now. She is a key organizer of Solidarity for African Women's Rights, a pan-African coalition of organizations that successfully campaigned for the adoption of, and is now campaigning for the implementation of, the African Union Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa.
Remarks by Jill Lester, President and CEO of The Hunger Project, at the 2008 Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger Gala Award Ceremony in New York, New York on October 18, 2008. The focus of the evening was on the role of civil society leadership in empowering women.
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. These two civil society leaders were chosen as this year's laureates because of their extraordinary contribution to the empowerment of women in Africa.