Women farmers can make powerful earth resources guardians, says UN

Women farmers can make powerful earth resources guardians, says UN

WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/UN) United Nations New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Giving women access to and control of natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals is essential to ensure war-torn countries can achieve long-term peace, according to a United Nations report recently released on November 6, 2013. “At a practical level, women form the […]

[Uganda Women] Making money while saving the lake

[Uganda Women] Making money while saving the lake

Gerald Tenywa – New Vision – Wednesday, 29 May 2013 (originally published 26 May) Fighting poverty is a daunting task, but the women of Katosi have overcome the odds to form an association aimed at both conserving the lake and benefiting from it. A place that is endowed with the second largest fresh water lake […]

Join Women Around the World: Celebrate Water

Join Women Around the World: Celebrate Water

Nicole Wickenhauser – Huffington Post – Monday, 25 March 2013 (originally published 22 Mar) If I really stop and think about it, water has been an important part of my life ever since my conception. Inside my mom’s womb, it was part of what nourished me. As I entered the world, it helped ensure a […]

Letting photographs document women atrocity in Papua New Guinea

Letting photographs document women atrocity in Papua New Guinea

Svetlana Bachevanova – WNN Features (WNN) New York, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: In the Oceania region, north of Cape York, Australia, the country of Papua New Guinea suffers under a hood of violence against women that still runs unabated, especially for those who live at the very bottom of society with little legal recourse or […]

South Sudan Women Choose Family Planning, Longer Lives

South Sudan Women Choose Family Planning, Longer Lives

Hannah McNeish – Voice of America – Friday, 09 November 2012 (originally published 08 Nov) JUBA , SOUTH SUDAN — In war-ravaged South Sudan, a lack of basic health and education, early marriage, and a culture that values big families have led to alarming child mortality rates, and given the poverty-stricken nation the highest maternal […]

Indigenous heroine Eufrosina Cruz fights to empower women

Indigenous heroine Eufrosina Cruz fights to empower women

Cristina Avila-Zesatti – WNN Improve It (WNN/GPI) Oaxaca, MEXICO: She is cursed and persecuted by her home community. She has received death threats. Federal police follow her to protect her life. Still, she describes herself as “the freest woman in the world.” She is Eufrosina Cruz Mendoza. Cruz is from the village of Santa Maria […]

EL SALVADOR: Women work to save ecosystem through forest conservation

EL SALVADOR: Women work to save ecosystem through forest conservation

Edgardo Ayala and Claudia Ávalos – WNN MDG Stories (WNN/GDN) San Julián, Los Lagartos, EL SALVADOR: Subsistence agriculture is the mainstay of communities in El Salvador where peasant farmers grow corn and beans on infertile hillsides. The harvests are steadily declining due to climate phenomena. These communities, and especially local farms, are hit hard by […]

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