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 […]

Woman President Shows Malawi the Way

Woman President Shows Malawi the Way

Mabvuto Banda – IPS – Thursday, 07 August 2013 (originally published 03 Aug) LILONGWE, Aug 3 2013 (IPS) – Malawi’s President Joyce Banda knows a thing or two about women’s empowerment. After all she is the first female southern African head of state. But she has not had it easy. Banda had a tough job […]

Tanzania: Women’s HIV Infections Still On High Side

Tanzania: Women’s HIV Infections Still On High Side

Jaffar Mjasiri –Tanzania Daily News – Monday, 08 July 2013 (originally published 27 Jun) WOMEN are most affected by HIV in the country according to a recent report by Tanzania HIV and Malaria Indicator Survey (THIMS) 2012. The THIMS report says women were leading with a 6.2 per cent and followed by men with 3.8 […]

Sheryl WuDunn: Empowering Women Comes Down to Economics

Sheryl WuDunn: Empowering Women Comes Down to Economics

Tierney Sneed – U.S. News – Tuesday, 02 October 2012 (originally published 28 Sept) Nicholas Kristof fits the bill of swash-buckling journalist—pen and pad in hand, unbridled inquisition in speech—as he presses sex trafficker, negligent cop, and female genital “cutter” alike in the documentary film Half the Sky. But it is his wife and collaborator, […]

Chinese Women Step Forward in the Backwaters

Chinese Women Step Forward in the Backwaters

Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore – IPS – Thursday, 31 May 2012 ( originally published 30 May) BEIJING, May 30, 2012 (IPS) – For years Gou Suqin had to rely on her husband’s meagre migrant’s income from the city to support their rural family. Now, following a 10,000 RMB (1,500 dollars) microcredit loan from UN Women, 50-year-old Gou […]