Can greater global funding decrease gender violence & HIV/AIDS?

Can greater global funding decrease gender violence & HIV/AIDS?

Alice Wellborn – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/OD) London, UNITED KINGDOM: I have emerged from three inspiring days volunteering at a workshop discussing how to advance gender equity and human rights to reduce gender-based violence in the context of HIV. Yet the question still uppermost in all our minds is “but where is the funding to do this?” […]

Gender equality: an economic necessity

Gender equality: an economic necessity

Farakh Shahzad – Pakistan Today – Wednesday, 22 February 2012 (originally published 19 Feb) Pakistan has a population of about 180 million, over half of which are women. Keeping in view the 51 per cent of the total population, it is a smart economics to ensure gender equality as a guarantee towards economic self reliance. […]

TANZANIA: Good results in programme to boost TB detection

TANZANIA: Good results in programme to boost TB detection

IRIN – 08 February 2012 – (originally published 01 Feb) ARUSHA, 1 February 2012 (PlusNews) – A pilot community programme to improve TB detection in northern Tanzania has shown good results and could be replicated nationwide as the country seeks to improve its TB treatment and prevention systems. Tanzania has been battling TB for years, […]

Research shows women may carry the majority of aids worldwide

Research shows women may carry the majority of aids worldwide

Maryam Zar – WNN Opinion (WNN) Global: According to the World Health organization (WHO) exactly one half of the world’s AIDS population is female. That represents at least 20 million women worldwide. In fact, the CDC says that if new HIV infections continue at their current rate, “women with HIV may soon outnumber men with […]

Two (Washington) D.C. women’s shelters to merge

Two (Washington) D.C. women’s shelters to merge

Teresa Tomassoni – Washington Post – Thursday, 10 November 2011(originally published 01 Nov) By 2009, the message that operators of the N Street Village began hearing from its funders was clear: Find ways to do more with less. The organization, one of the District’s largest providers of services for homeless women, began looking for a […]