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Inspiring Lessons from our Changemakers Series: Finding Your Voice

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On a cold winter morning in Melbourne on Wednesday, 60 people braved the weather to attend our latest Changemakers Series event. It was a morning of breakfast, networking and conversation with panel speaker guests Tessa Sullivan, former politician and sexual harassment advocate; Tanya Southey, expert in helping people and organisations realise their potential; and our…

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This village forest is in danger of disappearing forever

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Imagine spending hours every day in the forest gathering food for your family and fodder for livestock.  Now imagine that, one day, the forest is gone. What would you do?  For the women of Uttarakhand, the forest is an important symbol of life and part of the everyday culture to which they are strongly connected – and…

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What if you were told you were worthless?

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What if I told you that, in an economic sense, you’re worthless? In Uttarakhand, systemic discrimination tells women they hold less value than men.     Widows are left destitute after their husbands die because pensions aren’t distributed to women properly. Mothers are forced to leave the workforce after they give birth to become full-time, stay-at-home parents, giving up their ability…

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Would you put your life on the line to save your community?

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One of the bravest forms of protest I’ve ever heard of was conducted by the women of a village in Uttarakhand. Led by their fearless leader Basanti, a group of empowered women took matters into their own hands to stop a truck, driven by a criminal cartel, carrying bootleg alcohol into their village. They stood shoulder-to-shoulder in the…

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A place where animals are more protected than women

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There is a place I visited recently where women are sent into forests to collect fodder to feed their livestock – despite farmers keeping their cows out of the very same forests for fear that their precious livestock will be eaten by tigers. This is also a place where every second person you speak to believes a man is allowed…

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What does Unlock mean?

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      Our Unlock program is not your standard leadership immersion program – it is so much more! We’ll let some of our immersion program Animators share their experience in their own words. U – Unlimited potential “It was an experience that grew me in so many ways, a safe place to discover my…

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Meet the 27 year old fashion designer and entrepreneur from Ghana

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Abigail Tei is a 27-year-old entrepreneur from Boti in the eastern region of Ghana. Abigail is a local fashion designer and also the producer of a local soft drink made from hibiscus plant called Sobolo. Abigail started her business after she received a microfinance loan from The Hunger Project. She now currently employs 5 people…

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5 things Tim discovered in Malawi

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This is not the usual blog post you see here on The Hunger Project Australia’s website. I’m writing to share with you what I learned in the village classroom in Malawi when I travelled there on a THP leadership immersion program.  My name is Tim Allen, and I went into the experience thinking, “What could…

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World Health Day 2019

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World Health Day is on 7 April and to mark the day THP is celebrating the right to universal health care. A key part of the infrastructure supporting our Epicentre Strategy in Africa is the health clinic – the life source of every community. Health clinic near Coki Epicentre For example, at the Coki Epicentre…

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An update from our CEO Melanie Noden

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To our valued partners in the end of hunger, My year has started off on a high, literally and figuratively! Recently I spent a week in the foothills of the Himalayas in India meeting elected women. I was there alongside 16 women taking part in our 11th Business Chicks immersion program, and the Business Chicks…

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