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Breaking the Cycle in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh has an extreme child malnutrition rate. After a devastating famine in 1974, there was an enormous flow of aid to Bangladesh that was required to sustain the country. Reliance on foreign aid has now created a mindset of dependancy for the government and people of Bangladesh. Twenty-four million people live below the poverty line,…

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Meet Razia: Protesting Child Marriage

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In Bangladesh, 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 family decisions. They are made to look after their siblings and families, do the household chores and other…

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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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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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K – Knowledge is power 

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“I found this program incredibly grounding, transportive and enlightening – I learnt as much from the group as I did from the village partners and for that I’m truly grateful.”  – Georgie Owen, Paralegal, Pinsent Masons  Work, exercise, family, friends, eat and sleep. It’s easy for us to fall into a pattern where nothing changes and we don’t challenge ourselves. …

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O – Opportunity to redefine your purpose 

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“The Hunger Project offers an opportunity of a lifetime to learn from inspiring individuals from all facets of life with one thing in common – change your mindset and you can achieve anything! A key lesson which has given me purpose both professionally and personally.” – Iman Harrak, General Manager, Randstad  A common thing we…

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N – New possibilities 

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“The program is both humbling and inspiring. You get to see firsthand how the money raised is used, and what a tremendous difference your effort can make in rural communities. It will change the way you see the world. An opportunity like this does not come around often – if ever – so you’d be…

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U- Unlimited Potential

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“It was an experience that grew me in so many ways, a safe place to discover my full potential.”  – Prue Aja, Professional photographer | www.prueaja.com  When Prue began working as a photographer, she knew it was important to work with people whose values aligned with her own.   “I knew the bigger picture was to…

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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 second 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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