Nutritious Food
is a Human Right.
Nutritious Food
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Human Right.
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The ROOT Report: Putting Rural Land Back to Work in Brazil

The Landless Workers Movement, Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST) in Portuguese, is a social movement in Brazil formed by rural workers struggling against social injustice and working to secure land for small-scale farmers and rural people to grow food and build thriving communities.

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Report on the State of the Right to Food and Nutrition 2019: The Stories Behind the Numbers

WhyHunger has joined with social movements, frontline organizations and advocates around the world to call for the universal right to nutritious food. Three years ago, WhyHunger became an organizational member of the Global Network on the Right to Food and Nutrition.  We are now serving a 2-year term on the coordinating

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WhyHunger Honors Congressman Jerry Nadler for Commitment to Social Justice

New York (October 11, 2019) – WhyHunger — a leader in the movement to end hunger and advance the human right to nutritious food in the U.S. and around the world—honored U.S. Congressman Jerrold “Jerry” Nadler (D-NY) with the Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award at the

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