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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10 Things You Need to Know About Hunger in 2013

How many hungry people are there in the world and is the number going down? What effect does hunger have on children and what can we do to help them? Here are 10 facts that go some way to explaining why hunger is the single biggest solvable problem facing the world today. ...
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The 2013 Human Development Report: The Rise of the Global South

The 2013 Human Development Report, The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World was released on March 14 in Mexico by President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark. This year's report...
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The Hunger Project and Land O'Lakes International Development Host Panel on Governance and Halting Gender-Based Violence

As a part of the 2013 session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, The Hunger Project and Land O’Lakes International Development hosted a parallel event on March 12, 2013. The topic was Women, Governance and Halting Gender-Based Violence. The turnout was great – every...
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International Women's Day 2013

"Today on International Women’s Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to women’s rights and move forward with courage and determination. Let us defend human rights, the inherent dignity and worth of the human person, and the equal rights of men and women."- UN Women Executive...
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Gender and Development in the Hillary Time-Out: Advancing the Unfinished Agenda

by John Coonrod, PhD, Executive Vice President, February 28, 2013 It was sad to see TV pundits who I admire stroke their chin and say “No, we don’t see any signature achievement of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.”Nonsense! I’m no expert on geopolitics, but from where...
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