Jobs improve status for women in Brazil’s slums

Jobs improve status for women in Brazil’s slums

Luisa Pascoareli – WNN Features (WNN) Sao Paulo, Brazil: The city of Sao Paulo is a crowded city of over 11 million people. It is a city of many contrasts where those who live an affluent life often intersect daily with those who have little to nothing. Sprawling slums, known as ‘favelas,’ can be seen […]

AFRICA: Poverty Zimbabwe hits women and children hardest

AFRICA: Poverty Zimbabwe hits women and children hardest

Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda – WNN Opinion (WNN) Rural ZIMBABWE, Africa: It has been a sad week for many people in Zimbabwe as the issue of underwear became a public policy issue. The poor, mostly women have become so poor, that the country had to regulate the importation of second hand underwear. In our culture and social life, […]

Homeless Women – Criminals of Poverty?

Homeless Women – Criminals of Poverty?

WNN Radio     “Houseless does not mean homeless,” says Puerto Rican American activist, Tiny (Lisa Gray-Garcia). Tiny is poverty activist and scholar who has lived on the streets and is working today to empower people everywhere who live without a home. She is a poet, educator, organizer, and media genius who publishes and distributes […]

KENYA Sanitation: ‘Flying-Toilets’ insulate women from rape

KENYA Sanitation: ‘Flying-Toilets’ insulate women from rape

Kenya correspondent Tabitha Nderitu – WNN Features Nairobi, Kenya – When darkness descends in the ubiquitous slums and ‘informal settlements’ surrounding Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, women who visit and use communal toilets unwittingly become sitting ducks. The dangers are high, for women living in the slums, that they may become targets of youth gangs and individual […]