Young mothers living in poverty, toxic stress and violence

Young mothers living in poverty, toxic stress and violence

IRIN – WNN Science and Health (IRIN) New York, NORTH AMERICA: Scientific advances in human biology may soon have a profound bearing on the policies that governments and organizations adopt towards young mothers, caregivers and babies in poor and stressed communities.  There is an emerging body of scientific evidence to show that the environment in […]

A Syrian woman’s remarkable story is not exceptional

A Syrian woman’s remarkable story is not exceptional

Robin Yassin-Kassab – National – Wednesday, 15 January 2014 (originally published 13 Jan) Our car turns through the crowded alleyways of single-story breezeblock houses; it is foggy with coal smoke on this icy morning. This is the poorest quarter of Reyhanli, a Turkish town just across the Syrian border, and it’s crammed with Syrian refugees. […]

Congo’s Superhero Moms

Congo’s Superhero Moms

Belinda Bauman – Daily Beast – Thursday, 26 September 2013 (originally published 23 Sept) This was the year my two sons began to love superheroes. We popped in the Spider-Man DVD one night out of boredom and that was all she wrote. For the next five months we watched everything Spider-Man, Superman, Ironman, and Whoeverman […]