India's Dalit women empowered by collective farming

India's Dalit women empowered by collective farming

Stella Paul for Global Press Institute – WNN WorldFOOD (WNN) Hyderabad, INDIA, SOUTHERN ASIA: Bujjiamma Begary, 27, can finally afford to eat vegetables again. “For nearly five years, all I could afford was rice and a thin red gram [pigeon pea] soup because I didn’t have the money to buy fresh vegetables, which have become […]

Women in neighboring countries work together to aid women of Eastern Congo

Women in neighboring countries work together to aid women of Eastern Congo

Joe DeCapua – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Goma, DRC – DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, AFRICA: Humanitarian agencies are scrambling to locate displaced civilians and provide assistance following the M23 rebel group’s takeover the city of Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. For years, the town has been the center of aid operations, but […]

Ghana’s Witch Camps Slow to Close

Ghana’s Witch Camps Slow to Close

Joana Mantey – Voice of America – Friday, 01 June 2012 (originally published 24 May) ACCRA – In northern Ghana, efforts are under way to disband six shelters for women accused of sorcery, known as “witch camps.” Policy makers and some non-profit groups are working together to get the women reintegrated into their communities, but […]