ARGENTINA: Families gain literacy through school cash program

ARGENTINA: Families gain literacy through school cash program

Marcela Valente – WNN MDG Stories (WNN) ARGENTINA :  Conditional cash payments to poor families with children in Argentina “have had a very positive impact”, says an enthusiastic Graciela Dulcich, the principal of a primary school in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Cash payments to poor parents on condition their children […]

7 Billion Reasons (Women and World Population)

7 Billion Reasons (Women and World Population)

SUZANNE PETRONI – Ms. Magazine – Monday, August 1, 2011 Chances are, you’ll hear or read soon that the world’s population is about to hit 7 billion. Get ready for cool graphics demonstrating its remarkable escalation over the past century, as modern medicine and agricultural advances helped people live longer and societies flourish, while fertility […]

Putting microfinance money into Africa’s women still works

Putting microfinance money into Africa’s women still works

Mark Tran – Women News Network – WNN MDG Stories (WNN) AFRICA: Inclusion was the big theme of the African Development Bank annual meeting in Lisbon last week, an acknowledgment that impressive economic growth numbers don’t tell the whole story. As the president of the AfDB, Donald Kaberuka, acknowledged at the start of proceedings, the […]

CHIAPAS: No options but substandard healthcare for poor women

CHIAPAS: No options but substandard healthcare for poor women

Juana de Jesús Pérez Mendez – Women News Network – WNN MDG Stories This searing October 2009 story covers the needs for adequate health facilities for women suffering under extreme poverty in Chiapas, Mexico. SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS — Amidst broken windows and makeshift walls, sewer rats play among boxes of nutritional supplements for […]

Rights of women and girls need prominence in G8

Rights of women and girls need prominence in G8

AD McKenzie – Women News Network – WNN MDG Stories (WNN MDG Stories): Ahead of this month’s G8 summit in France, parliamentarians from 35 countries have issued a strong call for leaders of the world’s major economies to focus on the role of women and girls in development. “We wish to draw the world’s attention […]

New UN Women’s head lays out 100-day action plan

New UN Women’s head lays out 100-day action plan

New UN Women’s head lays out 100-day action plan UN News Centre – Friday, 25 February (originally published 24 Feb) The head of the new United Nations agency promoting women’s rights and full participation in global affairs laid out a 100-day action plan today, embracing a full spectrum of issues from supporting national partners to […]