2013 Ending Hunger Top 10

As the MDG deadline approaches and the world debates “bold but practical” post-2015 development goals, what difference did 2013 make? Here are what I’ve seen as the top 10 milestones of 2013 and the important trends they reflect. Update – January 31, 2014: In our year-end poll, members of our Global Advocacy Team from six countries voted for their top three …

2012 Top Ten Trends in Ending Hunger and Poverty

This year saw a continuation and expansion of many of the positive trends in the 2011 list: civil society consultation, gender mainstreaming, transparency, small farmer empowerment.  And it saw new initiatives to fill gaps in achieving the MDGs. Yet we also witnessed pushback: organized threats to women’s human rights and civil society that remind us we can never take progress …

Top Ten Interventions for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality

Proven ways to make programs work and empower women By John Coonrod, Executive Vice President, The Hunger Project This article originally appeared in the March 2011 issue of Monday Developments Magazine Gender discrimination is a root cause of hunger and poverty. Women and girls—the majority of the poor—face a lifetime of marginalization, often reinforced by violence or the threat of …