Posts Tagged :

empowerment

Inspiring Lessons from our Changemakers Series: Finding Your Voice

645 312 The Hunger Project Australia

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…

read more

This village forest is in danger of disappearing forever

530 300 The Hunger Project Australia

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…

read more

What if you were told you were worthless?

530 300 The Hunger Project Australia

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…

read more

5 THP themed Christmas gifts that give back

719 403 The Hunger Project Australia

This festive season there are many ways you can give back to The Hunger Project. Some of our generous partners have come up with some amazing Christmas gifts that will suit everyone including those who are hardest to buy for. Decjuba THP Tote Bags – $9.95 Decjuba has done it again! They’ve created a simple…

read more

Open Garden Weekend

880 301 The Hunger Project Australia

WHEN: Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 October 10 am to 4 pm WHERE: 2 Pildra Avenue, St Ives TICKETS: $10 Entry Fee (at the door) 100% of proceeds go to The Hunger Project Australia. Additional donations are tax deductible. Plants, gifts, cakes and refreshments will be available for sale. Lisa White with a THP Village…

read more

Hitting new milestones

1024 682 The Hunger Project Australia

190+ people over the past five years have raised more than $2.1 million through participating in THP’s unique individual leadership immersion programs in Uganda, Malawi, Senegal, Ghana, India and Bangladesh. Breaking the $2 million mark for the first time is cause for celebration! This is an enormous collective effort, and these funds translate into real,…

read more

Positive results in Bangladesh

1006 566 The Hunger Project Australia

One of the programs run by THP in Bangladesh builds the capacity of elected women, focused on two core areas: 1) to challenge gender inequality and violence against women, and 2) enabling women to effectively participate in local politics. The program – called POWER for Political Participation for Women for Equal Rights – raises awareness…

read more

Our future work in Zambia

1024 471 The Hunger Project Australia

Restoring Zambia as the breadbasket of Africa. Part of The Hunger Project’s global mission is advocating for the widespread adoption of our sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies in countries throughout the world. In 2017, the Patter Foundation offered The Hunger Project an opportunity to expand into a new country: Zambia. Due to the large amount of…

read more

Meet Zebiba

858 559 The Hunger Project Australia

24 year old Zebiba in an Unleashed Woman. She lives with her husband and their one year old son. They live in the highlands of Ethiopia, far from hospitals, health clinics and other services. Living in such a remote area meant Zebiba never learnt how to cook and prepare nutritional and healthy food for her…

read more

Meet Louise

847 376 The Hunger Project Australia

Louise is from a small village in Benin, West Africa. She lives with her six children and her husband, who works the land and grows corn.    In the past, Louise wasn’t allowed to participate in decision-making, either in her own home or the community – simply for being a woman. Traditional cultural practices meant Louise didn’t…

read more