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International Women's Day 2013

IWD 2013 - Women dancing at Zakpota Epicenter in Benin. Photo by Johannes Odé, 2012

Each year, The Hunger Project joins billions of people around the world in celebrating International Women's Day to honor and raise a voice for women around the world. Particularly relevant given recent violent acts against women, this year's International Women's Day theme is “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women.” Join us in celebrating equality, prosperity and empowerment for all women on March 8, 2013!

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Gender and Development in the Hillary Time-Out: Advancing the Unfinished Agenda

Secretary Clinton, Cheryl Mills and Rajiv Shah during May 2012 G8, credit, The Hunger Project/John Coonrod

Hunger Project Executive Vice President John Coonrod discusses Hillary Clinton's legacy in global development and what's on the horizon for the international development community.

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THP-Bangladesh Organizes Human Chain for One Billion Rising

THP-Bangladesh Organizes Human Chain for One Billion Rising 2013

Up to 70% of women experience physical violence in their lifetime. On February 14, 2013, The Hunger Project Bangladesh stood up with others around the world to protest the violence as a part of One Billion Rising. Read about their protest in Dhaka.

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One Billion Rising: How The Hunger Project Rose Up Against Violence for Valentine's Day

THP-Bangladesh, One Billion Rising 2013

Violence against women is a serious public health issue that has received recent attention with cases surfacing around the world, particularly in India, Bangladesh and Turkey. In response and protest, activists came together on February 14th, 2013 to raise a global voice in a movement called One Billion Rising. The Hunger Project staff around the world took part and sent in these stories! Rise up!

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The Washington Weekly - February 13, 2013

The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, is in Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. This week: New Action Item! THP Rises to Halt Gender Based Violence; Obama Plugs Development; Post-2015 Update From Monrovia; Upcoming Events

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One Billion Rising: Demanding An End To Violence Against Women

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Violence against women is a serious public health issue that has received recent attention with cases surfacing around the world, particularly in India, Bangladesh and Turkey. In response and protest, activists are coming together to raise a global voice this Valentine's Day in a movement called One Billion Rising. The Hunger Project strongly believes it is important to take part in this movement and to take a stand for the 1 in 3 women who are raped or beaten in their lifetime. As an organization, we will take part in a One Billion Rising events around the world. If you, too, believe these women deserve to be heard, JOIN US!

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The Washington Weekly - February 5, 2013

The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, is in Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. This week: Take this Advocacy Survey now! Also, Crusade Against Hunger in Mexico; Obama strengthens commitment to gender; New Briefing Book Available; Post-2015 High-Level Panel; and a reminder about One Billion Rising.

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An Investor's Viewpoint: Leadership in Unlikely Places

Children in Uganda by Emma Isaacs
Emma Isaacs, CEO and “Chief Chick” of Business Chicks, a national community for women in business, writes about her unforgettable experience in Uganda for the Business Chicks Immersion and Leadership Program. Emma and her fellow members of Business Chicks plan to continue working with THP-Australia on creating a brighter and more empowering future for the people of Bangladesh and Uganda in the years to come.
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The Washington Weekly - January 18, 2013

The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, is in Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. This week: Local democracy in India and Bangladesh;spotlighting what works; the people's voice and major reports in post-2015 development goals; and One Billion Rising to halt gender-based violence.

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The Washington Weekly - January 7, 2013

The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, is in Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. This week: Debriefing 2012 and Launching 2013, Halting Gender Based Violence, Local Democracy Consultation in India, President Obama appoints Global Development Council

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