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The 2013 Human Development Report: The Rise of the Global South

The 2013 Human Development Report, The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World was released on March 14 in Mexico by President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark. This year's report...

International Women’s Day 2013

"Today on International Women’s Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to women’s rights and move forward with courage and determination. Let us defend human rights, the inherent dignity and worth of the human person, and the equal rights of men and women." - UN Women...

THP-Bangladesh Organizes Human Chain for One Billion Rising

The Hunger Project-Bangladesh came together with the worldwide movement of One Billion Rising on February 14, 2013. In Bangladesh, Uddomey Uttoroney Shotokoti (One Billion Rising) is an alliance of rights groups, government and private sector institutions, students...

One Billion Rising: Demanding An End To Violence Against Women

Violence against women is a grave public health issue that has received recent attention with cases surfacing around the world, particularly in India, Bangladesh and Turkey. All over the world, women are subjected to physical and mental abuse every day. A study by the...

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. Each week, John sends us insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the Washington Weekly. Local...

Top 10 Trends in Ending Hunger and Poverty During 2012

This year saw a continuation and expansion of many of the positive trends in last year’s list: civil society consultation, gender mainstreaming, transparency, small farmer empowerment. And it saw new initiatives to fill gaps in achieving the MDGs. Yet we also...

Taking 16 Days of Action Against Gender Violence

On November 25 each year, the United Nations and people around the world recognize the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to draw attention to the ongoing, systematic physical and mental abuse inflicted on millions of women. But just as...

Hot Off the Press: International Day of the Girl Infographic!

Join The Hunger Project in celebrating the first International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2012. We are thrilled with the United Nations' recognition of this important day to raise awareness about the rights of girl children. Learn more and spread the word using...

UK Steps Up Development Conversations

Earlier this month, world leaders joined together at the London Summit on Family Planning – cosponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UK Aid. David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, opened the Summit, stating, “In a way, it is so simple –...

The Washington Weekly – July 17, 2012

The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. Each week, John sends us insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the...

Activist from Bangladesh Shares Her Story in Korea

Last week, Ame, an activist with THP-Bangladesh and representative of Youth Ending Hunger, visited Ewha Women’s University’s Global Empowerment Program (EGEP) in Korea. Ame shared her experiences with and efforts to combat sexual harassment, known as ‘eve teasing’ in...

Ending World Hunger as a 4th Grader

At the beginning of the school year Ms. Smith’s 4th grade class (pictured) took an enormous leap – across the oceans, around the world and into the lives of millions of people working to end their own hunger in Africa, South Asia and Latin America. With bake sales and...

The Washington Weekly – June 22, 2012

The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. Each week, John sends us insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the...

How Will You Celebrate International Women’s Day 2012?

The inaugural International Women's Day (IWD) was honored in 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland by a group of women in pursuit of equal employment opportunities. Since then, the international community has raised its collective voice every year, on...

Tweeting the 56th Commission on the Status of Women

Taking place February 27 - March 9, The 56th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is taking place at the United Nations in New York City. Follow along as THP staff and like-minded organizations live-Tweet the events and join the converstaion with #CSW56 on Twitter....

2012 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

"The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas." Follow along with tweets,...

2011: A Year in Review

It’s been quite a year for us at The Hunger Project (THP) and for the development community as a whole. Global conversations are turning, en masse, towards the world’s invaluable smallholder farmers – most notably female farmers. Agriculture, gender equality and...

Human Rights Day 2011

Each year, December 10 is the day we recognize the rights all people have to fundamental freedoms, dignity and safety. Sixty-three years ago on this day, the United Nations created the Universal Declaration of Human Rights outlining the basic rights we all have a...

2011 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Past Africa Prize Laureate

On Friday, October 7, 2011 past Hunger Project Africa Prize laureate Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize along with Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni pro-democracy campaigner Tawakkul Karman. As noted by the...

Gender Is Fundamental to All the MDGs

On Monday, March 10, The Hunger Project, in partnership with BRAC and Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), hosted a side event during the UN’s 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York City. Titled “Gender Is Fundamental to All the...

My Soul Sings A Different Beat – By Fiona Anchal

Fiona Anchal, a businesswoman who returned from her journey to India with The Hunger Project and Business Chicks in February, reflects on her experience. Business Chicks is a professional network based in Australia that connects businesswomen through their online...

One Billion Rising: The Hunger Project’s #ReasonToRise 2014

One in three women on the planet will experience violence in her lifetime. On February 14, 2014, The Hunger Project rose up in support of these one billion women. The Hunger Project joined the One Billion Rising (OBR) movement to RISE, RELEASE, DANCE, and demand...

Get Out the Give on #GivingTuesday!

The retail sector has benefited for years from coordinating national shopping days around the holidays. Everyone knows “Black Friday” or “Cyber Monday.” But this year, for the second year in a row, something unique will take place on December 3, 2013: #GivingTuesday....

The Best Investment Against Violence

Putting an end to the conditions of poverty and marginalization in which indigenous women live is the best way to eradicate violence. Statement by CHIRAPAQ Director Tarcila Rivera Zea for 2013 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Peru...

Reuniting with Mudderakka

In 2000, The Hunger Project's Annual Fall Gala launched a formal prioritization of Elected Women Representatives in India. That evening, we were honored to hear from one such empowered leader named Mudderakka who amazed all in attendance with her story of strength and...