[Nepal] Going to school, instead of work

[Nepal] Going to school, instead of work

Betsy Anderson – CNN – Tuesday, 04 June 2013 (originally published 22 May) (CNN) — Purnima lives in Nepal. She wants to be a nurse. But because she is a girl instead of a boy, she is more likely to go to work than go to school. In Nepal, government schools start charging tuition in […]

Respect for all women is vital for climate & gender researchers

Respect for all women is vital for climate & gender researchers

Miranda Morgan – WNN Earth Watch – Bangladesh (WNN/WF) Dhaka, BANGLADESH, SOUTH ASIA: I had just arrived at our training venue in Dhaka and watched as the manager stood at the top of the stairs, violently screaming orders at the woman rushing around to help me.  When I expressed my distaste for his behavior, especially […]

Zimbabwe: What Does Women’s Empowerment Mean to You?

Zimbabwe: What Does Women’s Empowerment Mean to You?

Zimbabwe Government – The Herald via All Africa – Thursday, 06 October 2011 (originally published 02 Oct) It is a well-established fact that there exist inequalities between men and women due to a long history of male dominance, advanced by cultural, religious, economic and political institutions among many societies. As a result, the majority of […]