Events

  • Denying Health Care is Violence

    Denying Health Care is Violence

    Third in a series for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. Photo: The Hunger Project – women’s march at the Bissiga epicenter. There is a heartbreaking scene in Christy Turlington’s documentary No Woman, No Cry (2010) as a rural woman walks 12 miles to a birthing center, and is then turned away because she […]


  • Community Leadership to Halt Gender-based Violence

    Community Leadership to Halt Gender-based Violence

    November 26 – Second in a series for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. How do women living in impoverished, deeply conservative rural communities fight gender-based violence, including child marriage? You can ask them! My organization, The Hunger Project, like many others, builds the capacity of women to be the key change agents for […]


  • Halting Gender-based Violence is Job #1

    Halting Gender-based Violence is Job #1

    First in a series for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. November 25 is the International Day for the elimination of Violence Against Women. Photo: The Hunger Project-Bangladesh. Acid attack survivors speak out. Will we males ever stop abusing women? This issue is so fundamental to all other human progress that each of us needs […]


  • System-based approach to Community Led Development (CLD)

    System-based approach to Community Led Development (CLD)

    Presentation at the October 31, 2018 global meeting of the Movement for Community-led Development presented by Ebele Achor, Interim Global Director Capacity Development at Pact.  


  • Sarvodaya Approach to Development

    Sarvodaya Approach to Development

    On September 21, 2018 Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne presented an in-depth look at the the philosophy and approach of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement of Sri Lanka – a pioneering organizations in community-led development that reaches 15,000 villages – 2/3 of all villages in the country.


  • UNGA 2018: Youth, Technology and Social Business

    UNGA 2018: Youth, Technology and Social Business

    To achieve SDGs, it is critical that youth work actively into the pursuit of the goals. Youth of today tend to be more educated, technologically adept, and resilient to diseases that previous generations were not resilient to.


  • GlobalGiving India

    GlobalGiving India

    On our July 2018 call, Kavita Mathew of GlobalGiving India shared the findings from visits to their partner organizations across 18 states of India to assess the degree to which they are community-led.


  • Integration and Community Leadership Needs More Than Just Funding Changes

    Integration and Community Leadership Needs More Than Just Funding Changes

    The nature of our world is multi-nodal and, with technology, today’s means of accountability, collaboration, communication and fulfillment of responsibilities are evolving to reflect integration. International development needs to catch up – quickly. Locus, Pact, Church World Service, and The Hunger Project – all members of the international Movement for Community-led Development – addressed this […]


  • The struggle for human rights starts in the community

    The struggle for human rights starts in the community

    December 10 is Human Rights Day – the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. I recently attended a meeting with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, a distinguished statesman who must deal on a daily basis with the most horrific violators of human […]