Global LGBTIs continue to face mortal danger, harassment & exclusion

Global LGBTIs continue to face mortal danger, harassment & exclusion

IRIN – UN Humanitarian News & Analysis – WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: Unaddressed protection needs, rigid systems and research gaps imperil lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in humanitarian emergencies. While the experiences of sexual and gender minorities during disasters and conflicts are drawing increased attention from some responders, […]

Abuse of older women accused of witchcraft

Abuse of older women accused of witchcraft

WNN Improve It (WNN) United Nations,  New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Did you know violence and abuse against elderly women, the worlds fastest growing demographic group, range from sexual violence, property grabbing, financial abuse and increasingly, extreme violence against older women accused of witchcraft? Throughout history, women described as witches have been persecuted, tortured and […]

Lack of sustainable engergy is harder on women

Lack of sustainable engergy is harder on women

Lisa Anderson for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Improve It (WNN/TRF) New York, UNITED STATES, NORTHERN AMERICA: More than 2 billion people in the world have limited or no access to electricity. Nearly 3 billion still cook over fires, and more than 4 million die each year due to indoor pollution generated by lack of […]

Global Voice of Women's Rights and Gender Equality in 2014

Global Voice of Women's Rights and Gender Equality in 2014

Guardian Development Network – WNN Improve It (WNN) Cairo, EGYPT, NORTHERN AFRICA: Over the past few decades, the often tireless work of the women’s movement around the world has brought positive change. There has been a growing recognition that countries cannot thrive if half the population is left out of education and work, or not […]

Is internal corruption slowing progress in developing countries?

Is internal corruption slowing progress in developing countries?

Philippa Garson for IRIN – WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: With the realization that corruption is undermining development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), experts are lobbying the UN to adopt goals and targets on good governance and transparency in the post-2015 development agenda. A high-level […]

Prevention & control: It’s the new mantra for malaria treatment worldwide

Prevention & control: It’s the new mantra for malaria treatment worldwide

Misha Hussain for TRF – WNN Improve It (WNN/TRF) London, Great Britain, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: Seasonal malaria chemoprophylaxis (SMC) and work on developing a malaria vaccine are bringing new hope in the battle against the disease that claims over 600,000 lives every year. What other discoveries have had a major impact on the prevention […]

Will future humanitarian disasters be able to get the best assistance?

Will future humanitarian disasters be able to get the best assistance?

Katy Migiro for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Improve It (WNN/Thomson Reuters Foundation) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA: As global emergencies multiply, humanitarian workers are in effect running long-term welfare projects and are being co-opted into politics, while the world is spending “peanuts” on solving the crises, leading humanitarian scholar Peter Walker said. Walker worked for […]