Violence at home is “greatest danger” for West Africa women says IRC

Violence at home is “greatest danger” for West Africa women says IRC

WNN Breaking (WNN) WEST AFRCIA: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is bringing the issue of violence against women at home to a world audience of advocates, non-governmental organizations and government watch groups in their recently released report, “Let Me Not Die Before My Time – Domestic Violence in West Africa.” Outlining the scale and crisis […]

Despite uncounted deaths maternal mortality data shows large improvements

Despite uncounted deaths maternal mortality data shows large improvements

WNN Breaking (WNN) UNITED NATIONS, New York: Every two minutes, a woman dies of pregnancy-related complications, the four most common causes being: severe bleeding after childbirth, infections, high blood pressure during pregnancy, and unsafe abortion. Ninety-nine per cent of maternal deaths occur in developing countries; most could have been prevented with proven interventions. The number […]

Africa child education advocates Project Creed create books for health Rwanda

Africa child education advocates Project Creed create books for health Rwanda

Lys Anzia – WNN Breaking (WNN) LOS ANGELES, California: Project CREED, a social enterprise providing locally-inspired health education books and materials to children in developing countries is gearing up for a stronger outreach to Rwanda for 2012. The launch includes a new website with Project CREED’s focus on books, education and literacy in Africa to […]

CONGO: Discussion groups help male youth work to prevent violence against women

CONGO: Discussion groups help male youth work to prevent violence against women

WNN Breaking (WNN) KINSHASA, DRC: As paramilitary violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues with the absence of much of the western world’s media coverage, United Nations Children’s Fund – UNICEF is helping to bring ‘child-friendly’ spaces to adolescents who have been displaced. Many Congolese youth have experienced, seen or have had loved […]

ZAMBIA: Women farmers need funding in face of climate change says environment advocates

ZAMBIA: Women farmers need funding in face of climate change says environment advocates

Lillian Banda – WNN Breaking (WNN) Durban, SOUTH AFRICA: A Zambian non-governmental organization Save Environment and People Agency (SEPA) says efforts aimed at mitigating the effects of climate change risk being doomed unless women are engaged fully. SEPA Director Ms. Mailes Muke asserts that making resources such as the global Green Climate Fund accessible to […]