Bangladesh is one of the world's most densely populated countries with 161 million people, 31 percent of whom live below the national poverty line. The Hunger Project has been active in Bangladesh since 1990 and is currently the largest volunteer-based organization covering all 64 districts. The Hunger Project works in rural areas to promote self reliance and the sustainable end of hunger through the training of local government leaders, women, and youth.
Anjuman, after being married at age 12, is now an elected woman representative in Bangladesh. She recounts how Hunger Project trainings helped her unleash her creativity and contribute to her family, society and country.
National Girl Child Day celebrations were held in more than 500 locations across Bangladesh on September 30 under the theme, “Girls Are Not Brides, They Conquer the World,” emphasizing the importance of safety and security for girls.
In the lead up to International Day of the Girl, National Girl Child Day is honored in Bangladesh this September. Since 2000, THP-Bangladesh and the National Girl Child Advocacy Forum have celebrated National Girl Child Day each year as part of the annual Children’s Rights Week. Read about the activities The Hunger Project-Bangladesh has planned for this year's celebration.