Taking action towards the global goals

Jan 29, 2020 | Latest News

Five years ago, world leaders agreed on 17 global goals to be achieved by 2o3o.

Now that it’s 2020, we have one decade left to take action as a collective and achieve the global goals to end poverty, fix inequality and fight climate change. We will continue focusing on making an impact on hunger and poverty through empowering women, mobilising communities and fostering effective partnerships.

These are just a few examples of how we are working towards the global goals:

  • Zero Hunger — Every program we run with our village partners in Africa, India and Bangladesh is working towards the ultimate goal of ending chronic hunger by 2030. We see people living in hunger as the solution, not the problem, and empower them with the skills, resources and knowledge they need to break the cycle of hunger and poverty themselves through a number of various programs. Find out more about the programs we run here
  • Gender Equality — One fundamental pillar to our work is empowering women. Studies show that when women are empowered, all of society benefits. When women earn an income, they invest this on their families on things like health, education and food, therefore lifting themselves and their families out of hunger and breaking the cycle for generations to come.
  • Clean Water and Sanitation — Many communities that we work in have limited/no access to fresh water sources or basic sanitation and hygiene facilities. Through our program called WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), The Hunger Project promote the use of hygiene and sanitation services and are establishing safe water sources across communities and in schools.
  • Quality Education — Education is crucial to create opportunities for everyone. By empowering people with an education, they are mobilised to take action towards creating communities that will one day be self-reliant.The Hunger Project conducts various activities that promote education such as running literacy workshops or conducting workshops about various topics such as finance or nutrition in Africa, training Elected Women Representatives in India so they can create change in their communities, and improving facilities at schools, the negative impact of child marriage and empowering girls to go to school in Bangladesh.
  • Good Health and Wellbeing — All Epicentre buildings in the African communities we work in include a health clinic that provides crucial services to the community. The Hunger Project also runs multiple workshops to promote and improve the health and wellbeing of people, such as nutrition, sex education and HIV/AIDS workshops.

Guided by the goals, it is up to all of us to create a better future for the world.

Read about The Hunger Project’s and climate change here

This article was originally posted by The Hunger Project Australia here