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Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty

International Women's Day Logo 2012Join our International Women’s Day 2012 celebrations at Woodbridge School’s Sixth Form Fashion Show – Suffolk. 7.30pm

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08 March, 2012

International Women’s Day celebrates the progress women have made in their struggles for equality and development and also focuses on what remains to be done to ensure there is equality for all. Read More

This year, the theme is especially close to our heart: Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty. As one of its fundamental principles, The Hunger Project firmly believes that hunger and poverty will end when women have the opportunity to unleash their potential.

Give Now | Support our work with Rural Women FarmersWe are thrilled that the undeniable need to empower rural women is in the spotlight this International Women’s Day, and that issues of gender equality are now being championed by governments, international agencies and civil society throughout the world. As Hillary Clinton says, “it’s not only the right thing to do. It’s clearly the smart thing as well.”

Women Leadership Training | Hunger Project IndiaCelebrate International Women’s Day by standing in solidarity with women across the developing world | Give Today | Help us continue the wide range of programmes that are supporting and empowering women to end their own hunger and poverty.

What You Can Do

  • Join us on International Women’s Day at Seckford Theatre, Suffolk for Woodbridge School’s Sixth Form Fashion Show in aid of The Hunger Project
  • Celebrate International Women’s Day with your family and friends.
  • Book now for Dionne Warwick & Friends – 28 May | Royal Albert Hall
  • Spread the word, tell someone about our work | Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin.
  • Highlights from IWD 2011.
  • Read International Women’s Day FactSheet, co-authored with the Bread for the World Institute.
  • Keep in touch, signup for our Newsletter
  • See photos on our Flickr site from journalist Karen Bartlett’s trip to The Hunger Project-India
  • Invest in The Hunger Project’s work to empower women.