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Photos: Ending hunger starts with us

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March 8th marks 100 years of celebrating International Women’s Day. And to honor the occasion, people like you are teaming up with Oxfam America throughout the month to show their support for women worldwide. Though hunger and poverty affect everyone, women and girls in poor communities face particular challenges. But they can also be leaders in coming up with solutions.

Our centennial celebration includes over 130 grassroots events in 39 states, from Oxfam America Hunger Banquets to panels and film screenings, house parties to open-mike nights , concerts to meetings with members of Congress. There’s an impressive list of speakers, too: former governors; state and national policymakers; farmers from Mali, Cambodia, Haiti, and the US; Sisters on the Planet Ambassadors; business leaders; agricultural innovators; foodies; and more.

We’ve also put together an interactive photobook featuring images from around the world, along with videos, notes, and tweets (see some highlights from the photobook in the slideshow above). And we invite you to join this grassroots show of solidarity by adding your own. The message? Ending hunger starts with women, but it doesn’t stop there. No matter who we are or where we live, all of us can add our voices to the effort. Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Google+