Congo’s Superhero Moms

Congo’s Superhero Moms

Belinda Bauman – Daily Beast – Thursday, 26 September 2013 (originally published 23 Sept) This was the year my two sons began to love superheroes. We popped in the Spider-Man DVD one night out of boredom and that was all she wrote. For the next five months we watched everything Spider-Man, Superman, Ironman, and Whoeverman […]

Women farmers worldwide need restrictions raised to ‘level the food field’

Women farmers worldwide need restrictions raised to ‘level the food field’

WNN Breaking (WNN) NEW DELHI, India: They are driven by the fact that women represent on average 43 percent of the agricultural labor force in developing countries but must contend daily with policies and practices that severely restrain their food production potential. “The global sidelining of women farmers puts our food security at great risk,” […]

Microcredit Fights to Regain Credibility

Microcredit Fights to Regain Credibility

Manipadma Jena – IPS – Wednesday, 12 October 2011 (originally published 09 Oct) BHUBANESWAR, Oct 9, 2011 (IPS) – As microcredit institutions – once touted as the vital ‘last mile’ in extending credit to poor rural women -fight a government backlash that has encouraged honest borrowers to turn defaulters, hopes for revival hinge on a […]