Men for Women’s Rights: Young SRHR leaders Show the Way

Stella Paul – WNN Features (WNN) Bali, INDONESIA, SOUTHEAST ASIA: Desmond Nji Atanga of Cameroon’s Bamenda was all of 14 years old when he first spoke to his friends about HIV, safe sex and condoms. It shocked some, but also delighted many to hear the young school-going boy talk of issues that most adults are […]

Nigeria: Activists Dance in Demand for Female Condom

Nigeria: Activists Dance in Demand for Female Condom

Chukwudi Nweje – ALLAfrica via Daily Independent  – Tuesday September, 23, 2014 (originally published 22 Sept) Women’s reproductive health rights are a subject not many people want to discuss. For cultural and religious reasons, the topic is often treated as a taboo and not to be spoken about not even by the women. However, it […]

SAMOA: Pacific women, youth to benefit from partnerships – UN

SAMOA: Pacific women, youth to benefit from partnerships – UN

UN News Centre 0 Friday, 5 September 2014  (originally published 03 Sept) 3 September 2014 – Women and youth must be seen as partners in development and involved, not just included, in decision-making, according to discussions at the United Nations conference on small island developing states which wraps up Thursday in Samoa. “Girls are getting […]

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 […]

Celebrating The Unsung Hero In Your Delivery Room

Celebrating The Unsung Hero In Your Delivery Room

Frances Ganges – Huffington Post – 06 May 2014 (originally published 05 May) It is 6 am in Tanzania. Ruka gets up as she does every morning, feeds her chickens and then walks the short distance to the health center. Ruka is the only midwife working at the small health center, which is a few […]

World Food Day and the Women of Keur Moussa

World Food Day and the Women of Keur Moussa

Kathleen Mogelgaard –Huffington Post – Wednesday, 16 October 2013 (originally published 15 Oct) Tomorrow is World Food Day. This year’s theme is “sustainable food systems for food security and nutrition.” Reducing hunger around the globe is an ambitious goal, one the world recognized in a set of development goals set in 2000 and reaffirmed last […]

[India] By the women, for the women

[India] By the women, for the women

Avik Das – Times of India – Thursday, 23 May 2013 (originally published 21 May) For a group of women in Khagra, Berhampur, the next month will bring with it the promise of a changing fortune. They have their business plan – to manufacture low-cost biodegradable sanitary napkins – ready. Their target consumers are in […]

Philippines: Landmark Law Crucial for Women’s Health

Philippines: Landmark Law Crucial for Women’s Health

Carlos Conde – Human Rights Watch – Friday, 21 December 2012 (originally published 16 Dec) (Manila) – The Philippines’ expected passage of a reproductive health law will be a massive step forward to promote women’s health and lives, Human Rights Watch said today. The prime objectives of the Reproductive Health Bill, which is scheduled for […]