Global women’s rights in family planning is key to economic empowerment

Global women’s rights in family planning is key to economic empowerment

Lisa Anderson – WNN Improve It   (WNN/TLW) New York, NEW YORK, U.S.: Voluntary family planning is considered key to improved maternal and child health, economic productivity and social welfare, yet 222 million women in developing nations still lack access to modern contraceptives, according to a new report from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). […]

Williams sisters promote [Nigeria] women’s rights

Williams sisters promote [Nigeria] women’s rights

Aljazeera – Tuesday, 30 October 2012 Serena and Venus Williams travel to Nigeria to fight gender disparity while the men’s season nears its conclusion. Gender disparity is an acute problem in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country of roughly 160 million people, with the most glaring divides existing in the mainly Muslim north. Worldwide, Nigeria ranks […]

Islamic police play matchmaker in Nigeria

Islamic police play matchmaker in Nigeria

Aminu Abubakar – AFP – Tuesday, 08 May 2012 (originally published 04 May) KANO, Nigeria — A line of women wait their turn at a building in northern Nigeria, ready to participate in a programme local officials hope will bring two results: marriage and peace. Love might have to come later. The programme run by […]