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The Hunger Project in the News
The Hunger Project was featured on the Progress Out of Poverty blog! We work to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world. Our programs throughout Africa, South Asia and Latin America are based on an innovative, holistic approach, which empowers women and men living in rural villages to become the agents of their own development and make sustainable progress in overcoming hunger and poverty. Read the full interview on Progress Out of Poverty.
The Hunger Project has made dinner reservations at some of Australia's best restaurants on February 14, and they're offering everyone the chance to secure one for themselves. Dubbed 'A Table to End Hunger', the fundraising and awareness initiative will allow people to bid for dinner for two at the likes of Quay, Bennelong and Momofuku Seibo, with all proceeds going toward the organisation's efforts to end global hunger by 2030. Read the full story at Mama Mia.
It’s an exciting time in the work to end hunger. With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, world leaders have aligned to end hunger and poverty by 2030. The African Union has already set an ambitious target to end hunger by 2025. Yet while significant progress has been made over the last two decades, the most entrenched poverty and hunger remains. We know global hunger is a solvable problem, so how can we get there? The “how” begins and ends with the people living in these entrenched conditions. We must put the decision-making power into the hands of local communities. By empowering women, men and youth to become the agents of their own development, we can make sustainable progress in ending hunger. The Hunger Project's Åsa Skogström Feldt writes about our community-led development to end global hunger. Read the full story at Media Planet.
Prevention of repression and violence against women is key to eliminating gender discrimination and ensuring equal rights of the women and their empowerment. The opinion came yesterday at a post-rally human chain programme arranged in observance of the International Women Repression Prevention Fortnight- 2016 in Rangpur, Bangladesh. The district administration in association with District Women Affairs Department organised the programme. The Hunger Project, Jatiya Mohila Sangstha, LAMB, Bangladesh Mohila Parishad, RDRS Bangladesh, World Vision Bangladesh, BRAC, Eco Social development Organisation, Social Equality for Effective Development (SEED), CARE Bangladesh and other organisations extended assistance in arranging the programme. Read the full story at The New Nation.
Bad water and sanitation is one of humanity’s deadliest enemies. Nearly two and a half billion people still lack an improved sanitation facility and among them, almost 950 million still practice open defecation. Girls are disproportionately affected, often denied their right to education because their schools lack private and decent sanitation facilities. The answer is not as simple as providing people with toilets. What has far greater impact is community-led approaches to development: using methods that involve local people in selecting, planning and implementing development programs. The Hunger Project's Åsa Skogström Feldt writes about improving water and sanitation around the world. Read the full story at The Thomson Reuters Foundation.