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Why Women are Key to Ending Hunger

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By Rita Sarin, Global Vice President and Country Director of The Hunger Project India. As a development practitioner working in the field of social development for over 40 years, I am convinced that women-focussed and women-centred strategies are key to ending hunger, poverty and inequity across the globe. Why do I say so? Let us…

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Animators Rise To The COVID-19 Challenge

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Many of you have been curious to hear about how your fellow Animators and Elected Women have been responding to the pandemic. You know better than most people the kinds of challenges they are facing – lack of access to clean water and sanitation, illiteracy and misinformation, long distances from health facilities and more. All…

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Life Under Lockdown — On the ‘village frontlines’ in India

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We hope you got a lot out of our discussion last night with Ruchi Yadav and Rachel Akehurst uncovering what life under lockdown in India is like, and how Elected Women are leveraging their years of leadership training with us on the village frontlines. “We have to be aware of the different layers of the pandemic. It’s a sum of different…

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An update on our response to COVID-19.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has posed significant challenges for the continuation and progress of The Hunger Project’s work throughout Africa, India and Bangladesh. Our innovative and integrated model of community-led development means that communities are empowered with the skills and knowledge needed to adapt and shift to challenging contexts and events with continued support and capacity…

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On the campaign trail in India.

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Rajasthan recently wrapped up the local council election season in January 2020. Women stepped out to exercise their rights as equal citizens, both as candidates (old and new) and informed voters. The participation of women in the election process continues to steadily rise. It is mandated by law in India that one-third of all seats…

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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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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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3 things that will end hunger for good

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The Hunger Project’s innovative and holistic approach to ending world hunger calls for the empowerment of rural communities in India, Africa and Bangladesh to take charge of their own development, transform entrenched harmful traditional practices and beliefs, and be active citizens who know their rights and hold government to account. All of our programs –…

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7 myths about world hunger

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Hunger is not just about food. On World Hunger Day we are going to do some myth-busting and expose 7 misconceptions about world hunger. Myth #1: Hunger is just a problem of not having enough food. Fact: Hunger is a complex challenge that occurs when people lack the opportunity to earn enough income, to be…

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