Bangalore India slum kids use open-source software to learn computer skills

Bangalore India slum kids use open-source software to learn computer skills

WNN MDG Stories (WNN/GM) Bangalore, INDIA: When kids from the slum neighborhood of Bengaluru in Bangalore, South India learn to use free computer ‘open-source’ software, they also learn important lessons in freedom and gender equality. For a city full of shopping malls, big glass offices and stylish cars, Bangalore easily represents India’s best place for […]

Fishing and agri-businesses not easy for many women in Madagascar

Fishing and agri-businesses not easy for many women in Madagascar

WNN MDG Stories (WNN) St. Luce, MADAGASCAR, AFRICA: Having had little education, 22-year-old Fanja – like her mother and most women in St Luce – makes tsihy (woven mats) for her living. She describes the “demanding”, “painful” and sometimes dangerous process: from collecting materials, to preparation and weaving, to selling the tsihy in Mahatalaky – […]

Uganda: Birth control helps women and environment

Uganda: Birth control helps women and environment

With women empowered to plan their pregnancies, the world’s population will grow more slowly, as will carbon emissions WNN MDG Stories We’ve long known that giving women the family planning services they want and need would be a boon for the health of families throughout the world. Today, in every country, far too many go […]

Overcoming Disparity – New study shows large gaps in healthcare for urban women

Overcoming Disparity – New study shows large gaps in healthcare for urban women

Women News Network – WNN MDG Stories Friday, 19 November, 2010 A new November 2010 report by WHO – the World Health Organization and UN-HABITAT – United Nations Human Settlements Programme, “Hidden Cities – Unmasking and Overcoming Health Inequities in Urban Settings,” shows that urban poverty can impact health statistics worldwide. Today’s urban cities are […]