Miner Tuberculosis Creates Village of Widows in Rural India

Miner Tuberculosis Creates Village of Widows in Rural India

Shuriah Niazi – WNN Features Recent increases in deaths from tuberculosis among Saharia tribal miners creates an alarming rise in widows Majhera Village, India: Because of the deaths of so many miners, India’s village of Majhera, in the Shivpuri District inside the State of Madhya Pradesh, is now called the, “village of widows.” One Saharia […]

PODCAST: Millennium Development Goals – Global

PODCAST: Millennium Development Goals – Global

Women News Network – WNN Interviews At the UN Summit on the MDGs – Millennium Development Goals Madeleine Bunting gathers a roundup of analysis of the summit by global experts. As the United Nations sets its goal on 2015 targets, how will world poverty statistics be impacted? 2015 world predictions point to approximately 1 billion […]

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 […]

Sex-workers get second chance at life with microloans in Kenya

Sex-workers get second chance at life with microloans in Kenya

Correspondent Gitonga Njeru – WNN Features Nairobi, Kenya: With higher levels of economic growth than expected, Kenya’s banks have already begun giving successful loans to a specific and special group of women. Many of these women have struggled through poverty with only one option available to them as they raise their children alone without assistance. […]

Doctors campaign for safe abortion in Zambia

Doctors campaign for safe abortion in Zambia

SALLY CHIWAMA – WNN Features WNN Zambia: Selina’s gullet (where food passes) is constricted, burning and on fire. An opening has been created in her stomach in an effort to feed her because food and water cannot pass through the gullet. Next, she must undergo an operation to fix what’s left of her stomach. She […]

Egypt’s Spinsters Fight Against Society Stereotypes

Egypt’s Spinsters Fight Against Society Stereotypes

Cairo Correspondents MANAR AMMAR and JOSEPH MAYTON –  WNN Features Cairo, Egypt – It is a challenge to be unmarried in Egypt and even more so if the woman is “growing old” according to Egyptian customs. This means any unmarried woman past her mid-twenties is seen negatively through society’s lens, leaving many questions to be answered. However, a […]

A Nation’s Lowest Women Work Under Severe Degradation

A Nation’s Lowest Women Work Under Severe Degradation

By Shuriah Niazi with Lys Anzia – WNN Features – Manual Scavenging Girl, India – Matt Corks 2006 image – “In some urban slums of many major cities of India, and more so in the case of semi-urban areas, dry toilets are a sad part of the common reality,” said Dr. Sam Paul, National Secretary […]

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