[UK women] Ten times as vulnerable

[UK women] Ten times as vulnerable

Craig Gilbert – London Community News – Friday, 17 January 2014 (originally published 14 Jan) Susan MacPhail often reflects on a young aboriginal woman who once passed through the doors at My Sisters’ Place. The “stunningly beautiful young woman” who came to London from a reserve in another part of the province suffered from schizophrenia. […]

Colorado fifth-graders feared lost to deadly flood waters reunited with parents as hundreds of residents remain unaccounted for

Colorado fifth-graders feared lost to deadly flood waters reunited with parents as hundreds of residents remain unaccounted for

Nina Gologowski – New York Daily News – Tuesday, 17 September 2013 (originally published 15 Sept ) President Obama has declared the area of Colorado a disaster as floods continue to wash out homes and roads, stranding residents who will now be left to find food and shelter on their own, having ignored warnings to […]

Homeless Woman in NYC Strains to Pay Her Own Way

Homeless Woman in NYC Strains to Pay Her Own Way

Angeli Rasbury – Women’s eNews – Tuesday, 11 September 2012 (originally published 10 Sept) NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)–Ayanna, who does not want her full name used, has really good news. She just found a market-rate studio apartment in Brooklyn’s Flatbush area for $950 a month. After living in a city shelter since April 2010, she and […]

HIV+ women face uphill battle in Nepal

HIV+ women face uphill battle in Nepal

Padanraj Joshi – Himalayan – Thursday, 05 July 2012 (originally published 01 Jul) It was not the fault of Sarmila BK that she became infected with HIV, but because of her HIV positive status she had to leave her home. An inhabitant of Godawari, Kailali, Sarmila was ousted from her home when her husband died […]

Feeding the hungry

Feeding the hungry

Geraldine Panapasa – Fiji Times – Thursday, 19 April 2012 (originally published 17 Apr) ON any given Monday, Wednesday or Friday afternoon in the capital city, you’re sure to find a group of women scurrying from the sidewalk at the Reserve Bank to the Ivi Triangle, each with a basket of food parcels nestled on […]

Author Isabel Allende proves strategic funding changes lives for the better

Author Isabel Allende proves strategic funding changes lives for the better

Cynthia Arvide – WNN Features (WNN) Mexico City, MEXICO: In a charming and witty speech titled “Stories of Passion,” author Isabel Allende expressed her thoughts on the conflicts women face today worldwide after generations of human rights battles and the invention of the birth-control pill. Stories that bring ‘changing the world for the better’ into […]