Opinion

What We Know About Youth – and What We Don’t

by Amy Sink Davies, VP or Food Security & Agriculture, RTI International March 16, 2018

Over the past several years, the development community has made a lot of assumptions about youth and their motivations, but without a lot of hard data to inform our programming.  RTI has a new survey that sheds some light on youth motivations.  (Click the link to read Ms. Davies' article on the Chicago Council website.) ...

Hungry on Campus

by Harold O. Levy Huffington Post December 29, 2017

Student hunger does not end at high school graduation. Food insecurity is plaguing our college campuses, with thousands of students each year skipping meals, going to bed hungry and suffering in class. (Photo: Harold O. Levy) ...

Be Part of the Solution to Senior Hunger and Loneliness

by Jane Sandwood September 10, 2017

By: Jane Sandwood Jane Sandwood is a professional freelance writer with over 10 years’ experience across many fields. She decided to move into freelancing to take advantage of the flexibility and work-life balance it offers. Jane has a particular interest in issues relating to health, fitness and nutrition.   Be Part of the Solution to S ...

Hidden Hunger: The Food Crisis of the United States

by Jane Sandwood August 10, 2017

  By: Jane Sandwood Jane Sandwood is a professional freelance writer with over 10 years’ experience across many fields. She decided to move into freelancing to take advantage of the flexibility and work-life balance it offers. Jane has a particular interest in issues relating to health, fitness and nutrition.   Hidden Hunger: The Food Crisi ...

Why 2017 May Be the Best Year Ever

by Nicholas Kristof The New York Times January 27, 2017

In this Op Ed Nicholas Kristof discusses recent advances in cutting poverty and hunger. ...

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. giving his I Have a Dream speech in Washington in 1963. Photo: Bob Adelman, via Library of Congress

No racial barrier left to break (except all of them)

by Khalil Gibran Muhammad New York Times January 16, 2017

We can’t create a more just nation simply by dressing up institutions in more shades of brown. Now we must confront structural racism. In a moving farewell speech before an enormous crowd in Chicago last week, President Obama evoked the American creed of unity and aspiration as the foundation of ou ...

Pope Francis. Photo: Catholic News Service

Pope Francis’ vision of an inclusive global economy

by Archbishop Silvano Tomasi January 14, 2017

Repeated statements on the economy, at times with stinging words, mark the teaching of Pope Francis from the beginning of his pontificate. In His first Apostolic Exhortation Evagelii Gaudium in 2013 He sharply condemns  "an economy of exclusion and inequality." He writes: “Just as the commandment “Thou shalt not kill” sets a clear limit in ...

Lane Vanderslice, Hunger Notes editor

Twenty years of editing Hunger Notes

by Lane Vanderslice Hunger Notes December 22, 2016

I have edited Hunger Notes for 20 years.   I started with editing one issue in 1995, and then, when the founder of the World Hunger Education Service (WHES), Pat Kutzner retired in 1996,  became editor. It has been very gratifying to bring information about people who are  hungry and poor to interested readers, so that we may better understand their situation and take steps to help them. ...

Lane Vanderslice, Hunger Notes editor

December Hunger Notes: Food insecurity and conflict, shifting the focus from feeding people to nourishing them, and more

by Lane Vanderslice Hunger Notes December 16, 2016

Listen to Kimberly Flowers, Director of the Global Food Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, speak with Vatican Radio’s Linda Bordoni about food insecurity and how it is both a cause and cons ...

Lakshmi Puri

The elimination of violence against women

by Lakshmi Puri Inter Press Service November 28, 2016

Globally, 47 per cent of murders of women are committed by an intimate partner or family member, compared to less than 6 per cent of murders of men. Women represent 55 per cent of victims of forced labour and 98 per cent of the victims of sexual exploitation. Globally, an estimated 200 million women and girls have undergone FGM/C in 30 countries and 700 million were married as children. ...

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