Lack of sustainable engergy is harder on women

Lack of sustainable engergy is harder on women

Lisa Anderson for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Improve It (WNN/TRF) New York, UNITED STATES, NORTHERN AMERICA: More than 2 billion people in the world have limited or no access to electricity. Nearly 3 billion still cook over fires, and more than 4 million die each year due to indoor pollution generated by lack of […]

[Melanne Verveer] Working for women

[Melanne Verveer] Working for women

Lillian Cunningham – Washington Post – Monday, 28 April 2014 (originally published 21 Apr) Melanne Verveer’s career has long been intertwined with that of Hillary Clinton. She served as chief of staff to Clinton while first lady, they founded the global women’s organization Vital Voices together, and she held the inaugural position of U.S. ambassador-at-large […]

Michelle Bachelet easily regains Chile presidency

Michelle Bachelet easily regains Chile presidency

Luis Andres Hehao – Boston Herald – Monday, 16 December 2013 (originally published 15 Dec) SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile’s once and future leader Michelle Bachelet easily won Sunday’s presidential runoff, returning center-left parties to power by promising profound social changes in response to years of street protests. Bachelet won 62 percent of the vote, […]

Indigenous women gather in Peru

Indigenous women gather in Peru

Brianna Piazza – World News Australia Radio – Monday, 04 November 2013 (originally published 31 Oct) The World Conference of Indigenous Women has seen more than 200 women demand that indigenous women receive greater prominence at every level of decision-making. They are also calling on governments to provide adequate funding to meet the specific needs […]

‘I feel empowered, in control of my body’: four [UK] women on fighting cancer with alternative therapies

‘I feel empowered, in control of my body’: four [UK] women on fighting cancer with alternative therapies

Anna Moore – Telegraph – Tuesday, 22 October 2013 (originally published 20 Oct) Cancer is on the rise. According to a recent report by Macmillan Cancer Support, nearly half of all Britons will receive a diagnosis during their lifetime. Billions of pounds are spent researching and trialling conventional medical treatments, and health advances are made […]

A Social Networking App To Empower The World’s Women

A Social Networking App To Empower The World’s Women

Anya Kamenetz – Co.Exist – Thursday, 20 June 2013 The SmartWoman Project hopes that text messages can be a medium for knowledge, health, and financial empowerment. When women connect, the world changes. The idea is for relatively affluent women to download the SmartWoman app and pay a monthly fee of $5. This gets them access […]

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Are Key to Addressing Global Poverty

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Are Key to Addressing Global Poverty

Rebecca Lefton – Center for American Progress – Thursday, 14 March 2013 (originally published 11 Mar) President Barack Obama pledged during his January 2013 State of the Union address that the United States would join with its allies to “eradicate” extreme poverty over the “next two decades” by connecting more people to the global economy […]

HEALTH: How we live and die

HEALTH: How we live and die

IRIN – Wednesday, 19 Decmeber 2012 (originally published 14 Dec) LONDON, 14 December 2012 (IRIN) – We all know we are going to die, but how and when it happens depends largely on who we are and where we live. We think we know the major risks – perhaps malaria or AIDS-related diseases in Africa, […]

Odisha [India] climate plan deficiencies: What needs to be done?

Odisha [India] climate plan deficiencies: What needs to be done?

Sudarshan Chhotoray – Pioneer – Tuesday, 31 July 2012 The formulation and finalisation of Odisha Climate Change Action Plan (OCCAP) has been a step in right direction. But due to lack of involvement of stakeholders the plan has been directionless and inconclusive. It is evident that climate change impacts the socially and economically vulnerable disproportionately, […]

You Say Marriage, I Say Jobs

You Say Marriage, I Say Jobs

Jessica Arevalo – Huffington Post – 04 June 2012 (originally published 30 May) The civil rights movement in the United States today has an LGBTQ agenda, and it is gaining momentum. On May 9, President Obama declared his support of same-sex marriage and following suit, the NAACP passed a resolution endorsing same-sex marriage as a […]