”In the Nineteenth century, the central moral challenge for the world was slavery and in the twentieth century the paramount moral challenge was totalitarianism. In this century the central moral challenge – and really the cause of our times – is going to be gender equity around the globe.” The words of a man, a journalist and two time Pulitzer Prize Winner – Nicholas Kristof.”
On March 8, the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day will be celebrated around the world. The message this year calls for “equal access to education, training and technology: pathways to decent work for women.”
Empowering women is at the very heart of The Hunger Project’s work. There is a direct link between extreme hunger and poverty and issues of inequality between women and men in the worst affected areas in our world. Especially in Africa, South Asia and Latin America.
In these regions, women and girls are all too frequently at the bottom of the list when it comes to having access to education or skills training, the result is that many remain illiterate and untrained. The Hunger Project works in rural regions to mobilise communities and break the cycle of ongoing poverty by empowering women with the skills to pursue their own, equal opportunities.
Through all of its programmes, The Hunger Project aims to support women, build their capacity and ensure their voices are heard and influence felt, in their own families and in the decision making processes of their communities and beyond.
In support of this important date in the calendar we a wide range of events going on around the world. Get involved…
What would it be like if women ran the world?
Karen Bartlett | A ‘Barefoot Revolution’ is sweeping across India and changing the gender politcial landscape |Read Karen’s report and join the debate here…
Karen recently visited The Hunger Project India for to write an editorial feature for The Times Newspaper which was published in January 2011. She has kindly provided us a full account of her trip with pictures in celebration of International Women’s Day to give us a real insight about our work with Women across India. | Read Now | Join the debate, comments welcome…
Please help raise awareness of these particular issues facing women, make a comment on our blog, join our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn feeds and encourage other to do so. And….vitally….please make a donation to support The Hunger Project TODAY of all days. | Give Now
If we all work together we can empower many more women, children and men to live self sustaining lives free from Hunger and Poverty.
What You Can Do
- Read Karen’s report and join the debate here.
- See photos on our Flickr site from Karen’s trip to The Hunger Project-India
- Celebrate International Women’s Day with your family and friends.
- Get Inspired by reading Marième’s empowerment journey
- Spread the word, tell someone about our work, join us on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.
- Read our 2010 International Women’s Day FactSheet, co-authored with the Bread for the World Institute.
- Keep in touch, signup for our Newsletter
- Invest in The Hunger Project’s work to empower women.
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