Garden screens making life easier for Kenyan women

Garden screens making life easier for Kenyan women

TC Media – Guardian Charlottetown – Thursday, 04 June 2014 (originally published 02 Jun) For women in eastern Kenya, a screen around their garden is helping to make life better. The women started to grow more appropriate varieties of maize and beans that matured in a shorter season and with less rain. Farmers Helping Farmers […]

Dangers for girls without basic sanitation

Dangers for girls without basic sanitation

Barbara Frost, Winnie Byanyima, Corinne Woods and Nick Alipui for Guardian – WNN Improve It (WNN/GDN) London,UNITED KINGDOM, NORTHERN EUROPE: Two teenage girls have been gang-raped and killed after doing what half a billion women and girls are forced to do every day – go outdoors to try to find somewhere discreet to go to […]

Energy is critical to achieving the Millennium Development Goals

Energy is critical to achieving the Millennium Development Goals

Kandeh K. Yumkella – Eco-Business – Tuesday, 10 September 2013 (originally published 06 Sept) In the lead up to the UN General Assembly, the Skoll World Forum partnered with Johnson & Johnson, the United Nations Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to produce an online debate focused on the last 850 days before the MDGs expire in 2015. We asked […]

Human-caused damage to environment impacts global water

Human-caused damage to environment impacts global water

WNN Earth Watch (WNN/VOA) Bonn, GERMANY, WEST EUROPE: Scientists say a new geologic epoch has begun where humans are causing major damage to global water systems. They warn of a planetary transformation comparable to the retreat of the glaciers more than 11,000 years ago. Scientists are meeting in Bonn, Germany May 21-24, 2013 to discuss […]

Join Women Around the World: Celebrate Water

Join Women Around the World: Celebrate Water

Nicole Wickenhauser – Huffington Post – Monday, 25 March 2013 (originally published 22 Mar) If I really stop and think about it, water has been an important part of my life ever since my conception. Inside my mom’s womb, it was part of what nourished me. As I entered the world, it helped ensure a […]

Over a Billion Women Lack Safe Sanitation

Over a Billion Women Lack Safe Sanitation

Joe DeCapua – Voice of America – Monday, 19 November 2012 November 19th is World Toilet Day. It’s estimated that more than a billion women lack access to safe sanitation. The NGO WaterAid says a lack of adequate toilets puts women at risk of shame, disease, harassment and even violence. WaterAid Chief Executive Barbara Frost […]

OP-ED: Women and Girls at Heart of the Blue Revolution

OP-ED: Women and Girls at Heart of the Blue Revolution

Lakshmi Puri – IPS – Friday, 14 September 2012 (originally published 11 Sept) UNITED NATIONS, Sep 11 2012 (IPS) – World Water Week recently concluded in Stockholm with a special emphasis on the linkages between water and food security. From the worst drought in 56 years in the United States Midwest, to the Karnataka’s drought […]

Odisha [India] climate plan deficiencies: What needs to be done?

Odisha [India] climate plan deficiencies: What needs to be done?

Sudarshan Chhotoray – Pioneer – Tuesday, 31 July 2012 The formulation and finalisation of Odisha Climate Change Action Plan (OCCAP) has been a step in right direction. But due to lack of involvement of stakeholders the plan has been directionless and inconclusive. It is evident that climate change impacts the socially and economically vulnerable disproportionately, […]