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Breaking the Cycle in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh has a child-malnutrition rate twice that of Africa. There is a severe cycle of subjugation of women and girls, including domestic violence and child marriage. The suppression of women is particularly damaging. Research shows that when women are empowered, all of society benefits. When women have equal rights and earn an income, they reinvest…

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An Interview with Olivia Ruello, CEO of Business Chicks

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Olivia Ruello, CEO of Business Chicks, Australia’s largest and most influential community for women, is a passionate and long-time supporter of The Hunger Project’s work.   At Business Chicks, they know that every woman has the capacity to do amazing things. Whether you run your own business or work in an office, they provide connection and support for women…

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Meet Razia: Protesting Child Marriage

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In Bangladesh, even today boys are typically valued more than girls. Girls are often pulled out of school at a young age to be married off. They aren’t able to earn an income for themselves or have a say in the family decisions. They are made to look after their siblings and families and do the household chores…

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Lessons from THP Bangladesh Country Director, Dr. Badiul Majumdar.

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We were fortunate enough to host Dr. Badiul Majumdar and his wife, Tazima, this month, at a series of speaking events around Australia. You may have been lucky enough to catch one of his talks about pioneering change and becoming a resilient leader.      Dr. Majumdar is one of Bangladesh’s most powerful and compassionate forces for change. For the…

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An Unleashed 2019 Update

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We are already halfway through Unleashed 2019! Currently, 820 million people live in hunger globally. Studies show that when women are empowered and earn an income, they spend a significant portion of it on their families. This may be on things like education, health and food. We started Unleashed as a powerful, global movement to…

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Meet Kaushalya Bisht, an elected woman saving the forests in India

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Kaushalya Bisht is a council President in Uttarakhand. After training with The Hunger Project, she is now leveraging public office to refocus attention on the issue of preserving the forests.   “In the mountains, forests are a lifeline for women. The wood from the forest is what we use to build our houses and for firewood. The…

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You’re invited to our next Changemakers Series event!

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After a successful first event in our Changemakers Series, we are returning for a very special second event in Melbourne on the power of being resilient. This is a unique opportunity to hear from one of Bangladesh’s most powerful and compassionate forces for change. Dr. Badiul Alam Majumdar, Country Director of The Hunger Project Bangladesh,…

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It’s World Breastfeeding Week!

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Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure child health and survival. It enables gender equality while also contributing to the sustainable end of world hunger and poverty. However, many mothers globally face cultural stigma against early breastfeeding, or do not have access to information about infant nutrition. This is why The Hunger…

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New Report Links Economic Vulnerability And Rising Food Insecurity

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This article originally appeared on The Hunger Project website. SOFI 2019: Economic vulnerability puts world at risk of not meeting global nutrition targets. The 2019 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report released in July 2019 explores the ongoing rise in global hunger. This year’s report called attention to the alarming departure from a…

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Unleashed is back for 2019!

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Unleashed is a powerful global movement to educate, train and empower women so they can end hunger and poverty for everyone, and enable their families and communities to flourish. If she can, we can.   To date, we’ve raised $278,000 through Unleashed, and in our fourth year of the campaign, we are partnering with like-minded businesses. This…

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