Ethiopia is Saving Mothers and Children

Ethiopia is Saving Mothers and Children

Katy Migiro for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Science & Health (WNN/TRF) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA:  Pregnancy-related deaths in Ethiopia have fallen by nearly two-thirds, making it the African country that has most successfully lowered its maternal mortality rate thanks to its lifesaving investment in female health workers and girls’ education, Save the Children said […]

Ethiopia: Women’s Rights Group Demands Release of Jailed Award-Winning Ethiopian Journalist

Ethiopia: Women’s Rights Group Demands Release of Jailed Award-Winning Ethiopian Journalist

Nicholas Ibekwe – AllAfrica – Thursday, 16 January 2014 (originally published 13 Jan) A global women’s rights and advocacy group, Safe World for Women, has put up an online petition for the immediate release of jailed award-winning Ethiopian journalist with breast tumour, Reeyot Alemu. Ms. Alemu, 34, who is also a teacher, was jailed under […]

Global women’s rights in family planning is key to economic empowerment

Global women’s rights in family planning is key to economic empowerment

Lisa Anderson – WNN Improve It   (WNN/TLW) New York, NEW YORK, U.S.: Voluntary family planning is considered key to improved maternal and child health, economic productivity and social welfare, yet 222 million women in developing nations still lack access to modern contraceptives, according to a new report from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). […]

Putting microfinance money into Africa’s women still works

Putting microfinance money into Africa’s women still works

Mark Tran – Women News Network – WNN MDG Stories (WNN) AFRICA: Inclusion was the big theme of the African Development Bank annual meeting in Lisbon last week, an acknowledgment that impressive economic growth numbers don’t tell the whole story. As the president of the AfDB, Donald Kaberuka, acknowledged at the start of proceedings, the […]