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LGBTQ+ in Movement

The Landless Workers Movement (MST) – the largest peasant movement in Latin America has added a new collective that will be dedicated to and directed by its LGBTQ+ members. WhyHunger had the opportunity to interview two members of MST’s LGBTQ+ Collective to learn about their internal process to create this […]

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COVID-19, Health Disparities and Slower Forms of Racial Violence

Back in April, Governor Andrew Cuomo shared a Tweet in which he referred to the coronavirus as “the Great Equalizer.” He was not the only one; Madonna used the same phrase in a video to her fans. This arguably represented the attitude toward the pandemic in its early days- we’re […]

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From Climate Change to COVID, Human Rights Issues Are Intensified in Indigenous Communities Across the U.S.

WhyHunger has been working hard to assess the situation for our allies and partners on the ground struggling to feed and care-take during the coronavirus pandemic. For the majority of our partners, COVID is clearly exposing what has been an ongoing humanitarian crisis of food insecurity in both rural and […]

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