Poverty

All Politics is Local: Building Grassroots Democracy from the Bottom Up

01/29/2014
The old saying that “All politics is local” is especially true when it comes to overcoming poverty and hunger. Issues of nutrition, primary education, primary health care, water and sanitation, preserving the environment and ensuring public safety are all local issues. Actually...
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Get Out the Give on #GivingTuesday!

11/25/2013
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 Hunger Project Honored with One Wish Award in Sweden

10/28/2013
The Hunger Project has received the 2013 One Wish Award, the annual prize inaugurated by Innovation Pioneers recognizing the use of innovation in achieving outstanding results at Innovation Pioneers’ Innovation in Action symposium in Stockholm.We were recognized for our  “...
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Listen to Exec VP John Coonrod: Empowering Women at Every Level

09/17/2013
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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Turning the World 'Inside Out' in Malawi

07/24/2013
BackgroundBefore starting Inside Out, artist JR launched the biggest illegal art exhibition, called Face to Face, at the Israel border along Tel Aviv, Haifa, Bethlehem and Ramallah. He and his crew interviewed and took photos of Israel and Palestinian people with the same...
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New WHO Report Says Uganda Maternal Mortality Rates Down, Still Work to Do

07/24/2013
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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Mexico’s National Crusade Against Hunger

07/17/2013
Over seven million Mexicans are living in extreme poverty. One in four is living with some degree of food insecurity, despite the decree that all Mexicans are Constitutionally entitled to nutritious, sufficient and high-quality food. Recognizing this, President Enrique Peña...
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Top Ten Actions to Make Post-2015 "Local"

06/27/2013
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

06/11/2013
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

04/16/2013
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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