Filmmaker Mina Keshavarz Explores Economic Status of Rural Women in Iran

Elahe Amani with Mina Keshavarz – WNN Interviews (WNN) Tehran, IRAN: While it has been said that art is the currency of the 21st century, many artists around the world are facing insurmountable challenges. Women artists, especially in Iran, must overcome cultural, social and historical obstacles in exercising their freedom of expression. They must walk a […]

[Africa] Women should do better in agric, health care, finance – Bukola Bello -Jaiyesimi

[Africa] Women should do better in agric, health care, finance – Bukola Bello -Jaiyesimi

Christy Anyanwu – Sun – Wednesday, 23 July 2014 (originally published 21 Jul) Bukola Bello-Jaiyesimi is passionate about  women’s cause and mentoring  youngsters.  She studied Cultural Diversity Awareness in Scotland and this broadened her horizon. A pan-Africanist and multiple-awards recipient, she spoke with Sunday Sun recently about her life as an entrepreneur and other issues. […]

REWARD empowers refugee women with HIV in Rwanda

REWARD empowers refugee women with HIV in Rwanda

UN Women for WNN – Science & Health (WNN/UNW) RWANDA, EASTERN AFRICA: Women are cultivating mushrooms and tomatoes, learning about business and agriculture and pooling their funds along with combating social stigma and confronting gender-based violence. “I was diagnosed with HIV in 2008. I became infected while in the camp,” says Angelique, a mother of […]

Women farmers can make powerful earth resources guardians, says UN

Women farmers can make powerful earth resources guardians, says UN

WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/UN) United Nations New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Giving women access to and control of natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals is essential to ensure war-torn countries can achieve long-term peace, according to a United Nations report recently released on November 6, 2013. “At a practical level, women form the […]

ACWF, Tibet Women’s Federation Hold Training for Nyingchi Women

ACWF, Tibet Women’s Federation Hold Training for Nyingchi Women

Zhang Hongping – All-China Women’s Federation – Wednesday, 07 August 2013 (originally published 05 Aug) A training course aimed at promoting the development of urban and rural women in Nyingchi Prefecture, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, opened on July 25, 2013. The course was jointly launched by the All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF) and the Tibet […]

[Uganda Women] Making money while saving the lake

[Uganda Women] Making money while saving the lake

Gerald Tenywa – New Vision – Wednesday, 29 May 2013 (originally published 26 May) Fighting poverty is a daunting task, but the women of Katosi have overcome the odds to form an association aimed at both conserving the lake and benefiting from it. A place that is endowed with the second largest fresh water lake […]

Record numbers of Scottish women turn to farming

Record numbers of Scottish women turn to farming

Derek Lambie – Scotsman.com – Thursday, 16 May 2013 (originally published 10 May) RECORD numbers of women in Scotland are taking up a career in farming in what is being viewed as a modern-day revival of the war-time “land girls”. Attracted by the prospect of a better work-life balance and the chance to run their […]

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