The Hunger Project-India hosted its 12th Sarojini Naidu Prize ceremony in New Delhi on October 1. The Sarojini Naidu Prize annually honors three outstanding journalists for reporting on the breakthroughs and success stories of women's leadership in local government throughout India.
Last week in Kumasi, Ghana, Country Director for The Hunger Project-Ghana, Dr. Naana Agyemang-Mensah, facilitated a workshop for Ghanaian journalists designed to promote women’s participation in local and national politics. Dr. Naana appealed to the journalists to use media to rally the nation to combat socio-economic, cultural and religious practices that marginalize women and keep them from taking part in government.
On October 2, 2011, The Hunger Project-India hosted the 11th Sarojini Naidu Prize at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi wth the aim of encouraging the press to energetically and prominently report on the breakthroughs and success stories of women in leadership in India.
On September 15, 2011, the Jury for the The Hunger Project's Sarojini Naidu Prize for Best Reporting on Women and Panchayati Raj met to determine the 2011 winners of this prestigious award. The Prize is awarded annually in India with the aim of encouraging journalists to report on the breakthroughs and success stories of women in leadership positions.
On September 15, 2010, the Jury for the The Hunger Project's Sarojini Naidu Prize for Best Reporting on Women in Panchayati Raj met to decide the 2010 winners. The Prize is awarded annually in India with the aim of encouraging the press to energetically and prominently report the breakthroughs and success stories of women's leadership.
The Hunger Project-India hosted the ninth annual Sarojini Naidu Prize ceremony on October 2, 2009. The Sarojini Naidu Prize annually honors three journalists for outstanding reporting on women in Panchayati Raj (local government). Guests of honor included The Honorable Minister of State for External Affairs, Dr. Shashi Tharoor; social activist Ms. Aruna Roy; and Director General of Doordarshan (India's leading national television network) Ms. Aruna Sharma.
The Sarojini Naidu Prize is awarded annually to three Indian journalists for exceptional reporting on women in local government. After reviewing 900 entries, the jury has announced this year's winners, who will receive their awards at a ceremony on October 2.
The Hunger Project (THP) is committed to supporting and encouraging the press to prominently report the success stories of women leaders. The deadline for 2009 submissions for THP-India's Sarojini Naidu Prize, which supports such writing, has been extended.
The Sarojini Naidu Prize 2008 supports writings on two themes: Women in Panchayati Raj: Bringing Education to Every Child and Women in Panchayati Raj: Ensuring Primary Health for All Women. The Jury for the Sarojini Naidu Prize 2008 met on September 15, 2008 and announced the winners.