World Bank Report on Women’s Empowerment Breaks New Ground

World Bank Report on Women’s Empowerment Breaks New Ground

Isobel Coleman – Council on Foreign Relations – Wednesday, 21 May 2014 (originally published 17 May) Over the past several decades, the World Bank has been an important thought leader on the value of investing in women and girls. In 2001, the Bank released a seminal report, “Engendering Development – Through Gender Equality in Rights, […]

Cameroon ‘Aunties’ educate to protect rural girls from breast ironing

Cameroon ‘Aunties’ educate to protect rural girls from breast ironing

Eva Fernández Ortiz – WNN Features (WNN) CAMEROON: All mothers will do whatever it takes to protect their children’s well being. In Cameroon, this ‘protection’ goes as far as burning their teenage daughters’ breasts. Breast ironing is a traditional practice that painfully affects about one in four girls in Cameroon, Africa. But new education programs for […]