Category Archives: Women

Community garden changes diets and lives

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One Woman: A Song for UN Women

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African rappers giving voice to women’s issues

Female rappers in Africa are using the medium to address the challenges facing women across the continent. Soultana, whose hit single is titled “The Voice of Women,” raps about issues such as illiteracy, domestic violence and sexual harassment in Morocco, … Continue reading

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Women and girls make up 75% of all trafficked people

An estimated 20.9 million people are trafficked worldwide — about 58% for purposes of sexual exploitation and another 36% for other forms of forced labor, according to a report of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime. Traffickers target … Continue reading

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50 Million Missing

“The 50 Million Missing cause has been working hard to tell the world about the ongoing female gendercide in India which has killed about 50 million women in the country in 3 generations through practices like infanticide, feticide, deliberate starvation … Continue reading

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Digital divide is emerging for women, girls

A report released Thursday urges technology companies, policymakers and nongovernmental organizations to do more over the next three years to boost Internet access among women and girls in developing countries. “Women’s lack of access is giving rise to a second … Continue reading

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Pregnancy gets safer in Kenya with solar lamps

Solar-powered lights are making pregnancy safer for women in rural villages in northern Kenya, where kerosene for lamps is often too expensive or out of stock, and traditional birth attendants often must deliver babies by the light of the moon. … Continue reading

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Female workers hit hardest by global fiscal crisis

More women than men have been laid off in recent years, and those jobs aren’t expected to return any time soon, according to a report by the United Nations International Labor Organization. “The crisis appears to have worsened gender gaps … Continue reading

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Global “lighthouse” projects are spotlighted in Doha

Solar lamps backed by the United Nations Momentum for Change initiative are improving the lives of thousands of women in Uganda, and one of nine projects to be featured at the UN climate talks in Qatar. Among the other projects … Continue reading

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Women are changing the face of African power

Women are gaining power across Africa, but it “remains to be seen whether the increasing visibility … translates to better prospects for women on the continent,” writes Hannah Pool. Two African women recently won the Nobel Prize, and there have … Continue reading

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