In the last half of 2012, THP-Bangladesh mapped out clear goals for community development, ensured good governance in 80 Union Parishads (local government bodies), reported stronger partnerships and celebrated National Girl Child Advocacy Day, the 4th National Convention of the Unleashed Women Network, and the 15th National Youth Conference.
Each year, The Hunger Project joins billions of people around the world in celebrating International Women's Day (IWD) to honor and raise a voice for women around the world. Particularly relevant given recent violent acts against women, this year's IWD theme was “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women.” On March 8, 2013, thousands of women and men partnered with The Hunger Project around the world to advocate for equality, prosperity and empowerment for all women – see how.
In December 2012, a Bangladeshi school girl was brutally abused by a group of men who, despite being identified, went unpunished for nearly a month. In protest of the crime and gross negligence by authorities, The Hunger Project-Bangladesh and the National Girl Child Advocacy forum brought more than 400 people together in a human chain in front of the National Press Club.