2013 Human Rights Day and Action Against Gender-Based Violence

As Human Rights Day comes to a close, it also concludes the nation wide initiative known as 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Our colleagues in India bring us this report of their 16 Days activities:This is the 20th anniversary of the passing of the 73rd...
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Information is Progress: Visits to Chirapaq Communities

After meeting with OMIL (Organization of Indigenous Women of Laramate) leaders in Lima at the World Conference of Indigenous Women, a declaration they made stuck with me as we drove 10 hours to their mountainous villages: “An informed community is one that progresses.” The...
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Get Out the Give on #GivingTuesday!

The retail sector has benefited for years from coordinating national shopping days around the holidays. Everyone knows “Black Friday” or “Cyber Monday.” But this year, for the second year in a row, something unique will take place on December 3, 2013: #GivingTuesday.#...
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The Best Investment Against Violence

Putting an end to the conditions of poverty and marginalization in which indigenous women live is the best way to eradicate violence.Statement by CHIRAPAQ Director Tarcila Rivera Zea for 2013 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.Peru recently hosted...
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Reuniting with Mudderakka

In 2000, The Hunger Project's Annual Fall Gala launched a formal prioritization of Elected Women Representatives in India. That evening, we were honored to hear from one such empowered leader named Mudderakka who amazed all in attendance with her story of strength and...
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Listen to Exec VP John Coonrod: Empowering Women at Every Level

Our Executive Vice President, John Coonrod, was a guest on the weekly radio show Green Hour. He explains why The Hunger Project's women-led strategy to reducing hunger and poverty is crucial to reaching the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) and points to Malawi President Joyce...
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Gender First

This piece, by Hunger Project Executive Vice President John Coonrod, was originally featured on Local First. Every issue that Local First hopes to address is fundamentally a gender issue. Deeply entrenched gender discrimination is not merely a factor in poverty, hunger,...
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New WHO Report Says Uganda Maternal Mortality Rates Down, Still Work to Do

According to a recent report from the World Health Organization, maternal deaths in Uganda have been reducing at a rate of 5.1% every year over the last ten years. The United Nations Millennium Development Goals for 2015 have called for the improvement of maternal health,...
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Top Ten Actions to Make Post-2015 "Local"

This piece, by Hunger Project Executive Vice President John Coonrod, was originally featured on Local First. Those of us honored to work with the rural poor recognize the truth of Tip O’Neill’s famous saying: “All politics is local.” If you are a mother carrying a baby on your...
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Measuring Empowerment: The Columbia SIPA Team’s Experience in Mexico and Benin

In March 2013, a Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) team of six split into two and embarked on field visits to two country offices: Mexico and Benin. In addition to seeking a better understanding of The Hunger Project's (THP's) mission and activities on...
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