This World Hunger Day we are highlighting the critical importance of access to education, healthcare and technology in ending hunger.
Hunger is not just about food. Hunger and poverty are inextricably linked to a nexus of issues including: the rights of women and girls, income opportunities, health, education, social justice, the environment and climate change.
The end of hunger and poverty is possible when people have the necessary tools and resources and when solutions are community-led — by and for the people living in conditions of chronic hunger. When children receive education and women have access to healthcare and technology, they have the ability to build a better future for themselves and their communities. We believe that bridging the gaps in access to these essential resources is a sustainable and critical step towards ending hunger and poverty.
The Hunger Project uses an innovative, holistic approach that tackles the core issues linked to hunger by starting with women, building self-reliance at the grassroots level and forging effective partnerships with local government.
DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT
OF THE WORLD'S HUNGRY ARE WOMEN
OF THE WORLD'S UNDERNOURISHED LIVE IN LOW AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES
Hunger kills more than
AIDS, MALARIA, & TUBERCULOSIS COMBINED
MORE SECONDARY SCHOOL GIRLS COULD BE PERMANENTLY OUT OF SCHOOL DUE TO THE PANDEMIC.
THIS IS THE AMOUNT ADDED TO A CHILD'S POTENTIAL EARNINGS FOR EACH ADDITIONAL YEAR OF SCHOOL. 50% OVER 6 YEARS.
PEOPLE COULD ESCAPE POVERTY IF ALL STUDENTS IN LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES HAD BASIC READING SKILLS.
GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD ARE NOT IN SCHOOL.
Watch how The Hunger Project-India is creating access to education for these young girls:
PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET.
OF DATA, ENOUGH TO STREAM FOR ONE HOUR, COSTS 40% OF THE AVERAGE MONTHLY WAGE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA.
WOMEN COMING ONLINE WOULD CONTRIBUTE UP TO $18 BILLION IN ANNUAL GDP ACROSS 144 COUNTRIES.
STUDENTS DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO REMOTE LEARNING.
While much of the world enjoys widespread access to technology, roughly 40% of the global population still doesn’t even have access to the internet. Internet access in low-income countries can specifically benefit women, offering extended education opportunities. Educating girls and women has a great impact on poverty eradication and overall development. The education young women receive, not only in terms of technical schooling but on their bodies and health care, results in more healthy, independent and confident women that can contribute to the local and global economy more effectively.
Global internet access could bring many opportunities to rural economies and, specifically, to women as equal earners.
PEOPLE HAVE NO ACCESS TO ESSENTIAL HEALTH SERVICES.
1 in 4
WOMEN IN LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES HAVE AN UNMET NEED FOR MODERN CONTRACEPTION.
PEOPLE ARE PUSHED INTO EXTREME POVERTY EVERY YEAR DUE TO HEALTHCARE COSTS.
WOMEN DIE EVERY DAY FROM PREVENTABLE CAUSES RELATED TO PREGNANCY AND BIRTH.
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