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 […]

[United States] Women build homes for Habitat’s families

[United States] Women build homes for Habitat’s families

Wendy Dewhurst – Herald Tribune – Tuesday, 08 October 2012 (originally published 02 Nov) A casual evening hosted by members of the Manatee County Habitat for Humanity Women Build program raised money to fund construction of new houses. “Blues, Blue Jeans and BBQ” was Saturday at the Hope Landing community in Ellenton. “Habitat’s vision is […]

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 […]

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, […]

‘When life is ugly, make women feel beautiful’

‘When life is ugly, make women feel beautiful’

AP – Gulfnews.com – Monday, 19 March 2012 (originally published 9 Mar as: “Self-esteem make-overs for women in need”)  The Josephine beauty parlour in northern Paris is celebrating its first birthday today and the success of a simple idea: When life is ugly, make women feel beautiful. Some 1,200 disadvantaged women – abuse victims, former […]

Vivica A. Fox and Demetria McKinney Inspire Young Women at Black Women’s Roundtable Empowerment Tour

Vivica A. Fox and Demetria McKinney Inspire Young Women at Black Women’s Roundtable Empowerment Tour

 NCBCP – Wednesday, 02 November 2011 (originally published 27 Oct) Atlanta, GA – After honoring women’s rights leader, Rita Jackson Samuels, and Riverdale Mayor, Dr. Evelyn Wynn Dixon, actress/singer, Demetria McKinney, and actress/producer/businesswoman, Vivica A. Fox shared inspirational stories about overcoming obstacles like single parenthood and joblessness with women and girls attending the recent Black […]