Empowering Girls

Celebrate World Humanitarian Day 2011

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- MESSAGE ON WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY 19 August 2011 There is never a year without humanitarian crises. And wherever there are people in need, there are people who help them – men and women coming together to ease suffering and bring hope. From...

Welcome to The Hunger Project Blog!

As a non-profit committed to the sustainable end of hunger, we like to stay up-to-date on the conversations going on in the world of international development. From the latest UN Reports to new government policies, we’re a part of the action and we want to do our best...

Give Girls a Chance to Change the World

“More than half the children who are not in school today, 36 million, are girls.” Such a reality is not only unacceptable, but incomprehensible. Not only is educational opportunity for girls a humanitarian imperative, it will also help to significantly mitigate...

Listen to Exec VP John Coonrod: Empowering Women at Every Level

Our Executive Vice President, John Coonrod, was a guest on the weekly radio show Green Hour. He explains why The Hunger Project's women-led strategy to reducing hunger and poverty is crucial to reaching the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) and points to Malawi...

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...