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Asma Lateef
Asma Lateef is Director of the Bread for the World Institute, the research and policy analysis education wing that underpins the advocacy work of Bread for the World, an anti-hunger advocacy organization based in the United States. Formerly, Asma was Senior International Policy Analyst at Bread for the World and Director of Policy and Programs for Citizens for Global Solutions. She has also served as a consultant for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva. Asma holds a B.A. in Geography from McGill University, a M.A. in Economics from Maryland University, and a post-graduate Diploma in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Entries by Asma Lateef

More Progress Now for the Future of Latin American Women

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2016 | 11:31 AM

In March we marked International Women's Day and celebrated the contributions of women all over the world. But too often during the rest of the year, we fail to notice and act when the international community is failing women and girls.

All over the world, women and girls are...

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The Hidden Costs of Hunger We All Pay For

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 4:39 PM


Hunger and food insecurity in the United States cost us all a great deal more than we may realize. Maybe you think I'm talking about school lunches and other food-assistance programs, but those aren't the real costs. In fact, these programs actually save...

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Los costos inesperados del hambre que todos pagamos

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 12:56 PM

El hambre y la inseguridad alimentaria en los Estados Unidos nos cuestan a todos mucho más de lo que creemos. Tal vez crees que me refiero a los almuerzos escolares y a otros programas de asistencia alimentaria, pero esos no son costos verdaderos. Al contrario, esos programas nos ahorran a...

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Emerging from the Field: Women and the Global Fight Against Hunger

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 2:55 PM


In attempting to understand the conditions in which women around the world live, we have come to realize that much of the information about women simply is not available. We are missing nearly 80 percent of the data on their empowerment....

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Campesina emergente: La mujer y la lucha contra el hambre

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 11:28 AM

Aun haciendo un esfuerzo para expandir nuestro conocimiento de las condiciones en las que viven las mujeres en el mundo, nos enfrentamos con una gran falta de información; esta laguna supone concretamente el 80 por ciento de los datos acerca del empoderamiento de la mujer. Ésta es información acerca de...

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Gender Inequality and Poverty

(1) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 12:08 PM

President Obama's 2015 Women's History Month Proclamation recognized the contributions that women in the United States are making to the economy. It also highlighted benefits of their participation in the workforce to their families. It also recognized that we need to do much more to support working women....

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Why Development Works

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2013 | 6:39 PM

Alexander Appiah was barely eking out a living farming cassava and yams on his quarter-acre in Nkwabeng, Ghana. Then Heifer International's farmers program gave him the development assistance he needed to thrive. Five beehives, 20 laying hens, and an agricultural training course later, he is now able to send his...

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