Hottest Places on Earth

Hottest Places on Earth

IRIN – WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/IRIN) AFAR/JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTHERN AFRICA: Momina Ali is a teenager in one of the toughest and hottest places on earth – Ethiopia’s Afar region where average annual temperatures hover around 35 degrees Celsius. Increasingly intermittent rainfall in her village, Anderkelo, means that every three or four days Momina takes a […]

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 […]

Ethiopia’s Yegna – More girl power than Spice Girls

Ethiopia’s Yegna – More girl power than Spice Girls

Africa Report – Tuesday, 17 December 2013 (originally published 13 Dec) Whilst both Yegna and the Spice Girls were deliberately manufactured, comparisons between the Ethiopian girl group and their British predecessors are simplistic. Yegna are not in it for the money or the fame. It’s a cold and wet afternoon in Addis Ababa and the […]

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 […]

International Day of Rural Women

International Day of Rural Women

Michael Evans – Earth Times – Tuesday, 16 October 2012 (originally published 15 Oct) Throughout history, women traditionally have been the backbone of society. While men have gone off hunting or fighting, it has always been the women who have quietly stayed behind to run everything in their absence, caring for children and older relatives, […]

CARE & global advocates work to stop child marriage on International Day of the Girl

CARE & global advocates work to stop child marriage on International Day of the Girl

WNN Improve It (WNN/CARE) Global: In honor of the first-ever International Day of the Girl, the global poverty-fighting organization, CARE, has launched a campaign to help end child marriage and is calling on the U.S. government to make ending early marriage a priority. The following stories illustrate how child marriage and poverty play into the […]