We are proud to announce the appointment of The Hunger Project-India's own Rita Sarin as a key member of a high-level Committee on the Status of Women, charged with undertaking a comprehensive study of changes in the status of women in India.
During 2011, more than 18,000 people participated in activities organized by THP-India to promote women's leadership and effective governance. Continued partnerships with organizations such as UN Women led to improved advocacy capacity and programs in the same areas.
When Elected Women Leader Deepa Rajguru was first elected to local government, she found it difficult to function in the male-dominated system – being asked to sit at the back of meetings and refused the right to contribute. Following a Hunger Project training, Deepa joined with other elected women to speak out against this type of gender discrimination.