New partnerships, innovative use of radio broadcasting and elected women representatives have increased the visibility of THP-India across eight Indian states. Additionally, cross-federation learning trips have improved state-wide sharing of best practices by THP partners.
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.
For years, residents of the Harda District in India were forced to cremate the deceased in an isolated patch of land far from the village or in the neighboring panchayats. In the first Gram Sabha assembly after the Sanjha Manch committee was formed, it was realized that a more convenient piece of land, previously believed to be private, was illegally claimed by a local person in power and that it could be reclaimed. For the community it is a blessing to now have the land rightfully dedicated for burial.