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The Hunger Project in the News
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.
The Hunger Project in Malawi has described myths and cultural norms as the major challenges that they are facing in the distribution of female condoms across the country. As stated by the country director of Hunger Project, Rowlands Kaotcha at the commemoration of the Global Female Condom Day, the preponderance of myths surrounding the use of condoms as well as certain reigning cultural norms continue to pose significant challenges. However, Kaotcha also commended the organization’s success in increasing condom distribution and advised that more educational materials be written in vernacular languages to become accessible to more people. Read the full story here.
In Bangladesh, The Hunger Project-Bangladesh (THPB) and British Council jointly organized a four-day training session with the goal of creating a new generation of young leaders. At the inaugural session of the Active Citizens Youth Leadership Training (ACYLT), the main theme was 'Globally Connected, Locally Engaged.' Speakers addressing the inaugural session emphasized that "the youths, particularly the students in higher seats of learning, should be built as worthy citizens so that they can contribute positively to the society and the nation." Read the full story at Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha.
Goal 2 of The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) calls for ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture—by 2030. These are lofty goals to achieve in less than 15 years, but we know global hunger is a solvable problem, so how can we get there? The “how” starts and ends with the people in the communities themselves: putting the decision-making power into the hands of local groups is fundamental to achieving the end of hunger and the achievement of all of the SDGs, which are interconnected. Read the full story at the Huffington Post.
Across the globe, a growing number of organizations are now pushing for policy changes that place a fair share of decision making power in the hands of local communities. This push stems from the larger effort to materialize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) adopted last year. As one of the 18 international organizations launching the Movement for Community-led Development, The Hunger Project has made community-led development accessible by focusing on community organizers, country ownership and advocacy. These steps provide a vital impetus to a movement that seeks to alter the “top-down patriarchal world of programs,” giving agency to local actors and installing greater measures for accountability. Read the full news story on HuffingtonPost.