The Hunger Project: Empowering People to End Their Hunger
By Jon Sievert
Ana Lucía Márquez, Advocacy and Public Policy Manager of the Hunger Project in Mexico, discusses strategies for ending poverty and chronic hunger at the local level at this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service.
“The Hunger Project: Empowering People to End Their Hunger”
By Ana Lucía Márquez
Sun, Jun 26, 10:30am
La Posada de la Aldea
Ancha de San Antonio 15
Mexico has the world’s fourteenth-largest economy, yet one fourth of its population has no regular access to food, and one third of indigenous children are stunted. Chronic hunger is a consequence of entrenched social conditions that systematically deny people—particularly women—the opportunities they need to build dignified lives and reach self-sufficiency. The Hunger Project is a global, nonprofit, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. Its programs are based on an innovative, holistic approach that empowers women and men living in rural villages to become the agents of their own development and make sustainable progress in overcoming hunger and poverty. All programs have three essential elements at their foundation: empowering women as key change agents, mobilizing communities for self-reliant action, and fostering effective partnerships with local government.
The Hunger Project Mexico is currently partnered with rural and indigenous communities in Chiapas, Oaxaca, San Luis Potosí, and Zacatecas to promote local community-led solutions that ensure the right to water, food, health, education, housing, and income.
Ms. Lucía works with international organizations and the Mexican government to incorporate gender-focused community-led development and a human rights approach in development policies. She has a degree in International Relations and a specialization in human rights from Knox College in the United States and is currently pursuing her graduate degree in Comparative Public Policy at the Latin American Social Sciences Institute Mexico (FLACSO). The room is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit our website at www.uufsma.org.