The Hunger Project Australia is celebrating one of our favourite days on the calendar – International Women’s Day!
This year’s theme is “Choose to Challenge” which aligns so beautifully with THP’s work challenging the status quo about what people – particularly women – are capable of when their potential and leadership is unlocked and unleashed.
We invited Hunger Project leaders and partners from across Australia and the world to share how they choose to challenge the status quo. This is what they said…
“To me, choosing to challenge the status quo means to rethink the way things are and create an inclusive world. Empowering women to be key change agents is essential to achieving the end of hunger and poverty. So wherever we work, The Hunger Project aims to support women and build their capacity to create brighter possibilities for tomorrow, today.”
“Choosing to challenge the status quo means creating a world of equal rights and opportunities for women who constitute half the planet. Let us commit ourselves to this now till the job is done.”
“We are challenged to bring about positive change and development.”
“The status quo works for no one. Equality means leaving no woman behind.”
“I choose to challenge because we as women leaders need to rise up to the challenges of our community.”
“I choose to challenge the status quo because as a woman I can use my capabilities to support the development of my community.”
“Choosing to challenge the status quo means means creating a more human world of work, where people are focused, calm, resilient, and even happy at work. Through the mind training work I do with the Potential Project, I’m proud to be making a tangible difference through partnering with THP on their work unlocking and unleashing the leadership of women globally to end hunger. If you care about lifting women up to create more potential, then follow them on socials or better yet make an investment in their work if you can.”
“I choose to challenge because women of Bangladesh are subjugated, marginalised and deprived because of the patriarchy. We men largely represent patriarchy, so when you’re confronting patriarchy we are really fighting with ourselves, and this is what we are engaged in.”
Make an Impact.
The biggest way you can make an impact today is to invest in women who are bringing clean water and electricity to their villages. Invest in a businesswoman who is putting her dreams on the line to bring economic stability to her family. Invest in the women leaders who are standing up against hunger in their communities.