Protecting women & girls is on U.S. President Obama's agenda

Protecting women & girls is on U.S. President Obama's agenda

Ruth Messinger – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), praised the Obama Administration today for its recently announced efforts to combat sexual assault on American college campuses and called for a continued focus on ending violence against women and girls worldwide. AJWS […]

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 […]