[Africa] Women should do better in agric, health care, finance – Bukola Bello -Jaiyesimi

[Africa] Women should do better in agric, health care, finance – Bukola Bello -Jaiyesimi

Christy Anyanwu – Sun – Wednesday, 23 July 2014 (originally published 21 Jul) Bukola Bello-Jaiyesimi is passionate about  women’s cause and mentoring  youngsters.  She studied Cultural Diversity Awareness in Scotland and this broadened her horizon. A pan-Africanist and multiple-awards recipient, she spoke with Sunday Sun recently about her life as an entrepreneur and other issues. […]

Developing countries suffer midwife shortage

Developing countries suffer midwife shortage

Joe DeCapua for VOA – WNN Science & Health (WNN) Washington DC, UNITED STATES, NORTHERN AMERICA: A new report said there’s a severe shortage of midwives in more than 70 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Those countries suffer 96 percent of the world’s maternal deaths and more than 90 percent of stillbirths and […]

Women empowered by Brazil’s family grant scheme

Women empowered by Brazil’s family grant scheme

Jonathan Watts – Star – 07 January 2014 (originally published 03 Jan) The Bolsa Familia (Family Grant) poverty relief programme gives women in Brazil greater freedom and independence. MARIA da Paz and her three daughters live high on the slopes of Rocinha, just beyond the boundary line between Rio de Janeiro’s biggest favela and the […]

Contraceptives at center of controversy under U.S. Obamacare

Contraceptives at center of controversy under U.S. Obamacare

Lawrence Hurley for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Breaking (WNN/TRF) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Roman Catholic Church-affiliated organizations on Tuesday obtained last-minute court injunctions that give them temporary exemptions from a part of the Obamacare healthcare law that requires employers to provide insurance policies covering contraception. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted one […]

Lebanese women race towards empowerment

Lebanese women race towards empowerment

Reuters –  Al Arabiya – Friday, 31 May 2013 (originally published 26 May) Thousands of woman raced on the streets of Beirut on Sunday in a competition entitled ‘‘You are really strong’’, just a few hours after two rockets hit a Beirut suburb – a reminder of the volatile political situation in the country. But […]

Content, partnerships now trump technology in global mHealth

Content, partnerships now trump technology in global mHealth

Jonah Comstock – MobiHealth News – Thursday, 13 December 2012 (originally published 07 Dec) Texting programs for health education in developing countries have been around for over a decade, but several factors are bringing global health efforts to a new scale in 2012, including increasing mobile adoption in developing countries and an increased spirit of […]

Transgender Woman Finds Acceptance In South Korea

Transgender Woman Finds Acceptance In South Korea

Michel Martin – NPR – Tuesday, 11 December 2012 When Andy Marra came out as a transgendered woman, she got lots of support from her adoptive American parents. She wanted to move forward with hormones or surgery, but not until she found her birth family in South Korea. She shared that journey in an essay […]

Women and sustainability: taking a lead in China

Women and sustainability: taking a lead in China

Wayne Visser – Guardian – Monday, 29 October 2012 (originally published 26 Oct) A few years ago, on one of my visits to China, I was invited to speak to a group in Shanghai called Women in Sustainability Action(Wisa). The organisation was set up by a former academic colleague, Jacylyn Shi, as a global network […]