United Nations unites with global activism for One Billion Rising

United Nations unites with global activism for One Billion Rising

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES: United Nations officials today joined millions of people around the world who are taking a stance against violence against women as part of the ‘One Billion Rising’ campaign. The One Billion Rising campaign, sponsored by the V-day Organization, seeks to mobilize men and women around the […]

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 […]

New innovations may be trumped by funding needs to solve global poverty

New innovations may be trumped by funding needs to solve global poverty

David Lewis – WNN Opinion (WNN/GDN) GLOBAL: Innovation has become central to the way development organisations go about their work. In November 2011, Bill Gates told the G20 that innovation was the key to development. Donors increasingly stress innovation as a key condition for funding, and many civil society organisations emphasise that innovation is central […]

Adequate funding for women suffering under climate change falls short

Adequate funding for women suffering under climate change falls short

Rebekah Curtis – WNN Breaking (WNN/TLW) ISTANBUL, Turkey: People funding initiatives to tackle climate change effects would channel money towards the worst-affected people, right? And towards those who play key roles in mitigating the effects of climate change? It certainly sounds logical. But in reality, many donors aiming to help communities to weather climate change often […]

Beyond Good Intentions: The Promise and Peril of Citizen Engagement with Foreign Policy

Beyond Good Intentions: The Promise and Peril of Citizen Engagement with Foreign Policy

Women News Network – WNN Podcast portal What were the accomplishments and failures of the U.S. grassroots movements that responded to the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, and how do these lessons apply to grassroots movements in general? Rachel Davis from the Carnegie New Leaders Program interviews award-winning Washington Post journalist for Sudan and fellow of […]