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Elected Woman Leader in India Fights Domestic Violence


Khusboon Khatoon, was a child bride at 12 years of age. She was widowed early. Following her participation in The Hunger Project's Women's Leadership Workshop, Khusboon gained the courage to take on domestic violence cases in her community and train other women about their rights.

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Father of Seven Strives to End Hunger in His Community

Gadisa Arado has worked to tackle corruption and HIV/AIDS and to promote credit and savings, income-generating activities, environmental sanitation and compost preparation in his community.

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Hunger Project Leader Shares Skills to Empower Others

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Linda Asantewa is a living example of how The Hunger Project's work is impacting the lives of village women, especially, and empowering them to play key leadership roles in their communities.

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Traditional Doctor Promotes Indigenous Rights


Traditional doctor, Nelly Marcos Manrique, participated in several training programs, which gave her insight into positive changes she could make for her community.

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Elected Woman Leader Fights For Community Funding

B. Rani Devaraj works with economically disadvantaged communities to create better learning environments and improve local sanitation.

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Local High School Teacher Takes on Environmental Issues

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Gilberto Orozco, a local high school teacher, has been volunteering with The Hunger Project since 2005. He has a commitment to humanity, which he demonstrates by actively training new volunteers.

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Woman Farmer's Success Inspires Others


Through the African Woman Food Farmer Initiative, Mrs. Juliet Ketehoundje of Benin has become a dynamic leader.

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Widow Utilizes Microfinance Program to Care for Her Family


Through the African Woman Food Farmer Initiative, Messe Chauque has increased farm production and now earns enough money to send her children to school.

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Local Animator Starts Informal Education Program


Shilpi Akter created an informal education program for 50 women and men. They have learned to read and regularly discuss gender-related issues in the community.

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"We Are Here to Make a Difference:" Women Leaders in Village Panchayats - Vol II


This volume documents the path breaking strides being taken by 118 elected women representatives across the country in ensuring that children attend school, that their villages are equipped with adequate health facilities and that all sections of the population are aware of and can access government schemes.

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