Adequate funding for women suffering under climate change falls short

Adequate funding for women suffering under climate change falls short

Rebekah Curtis – WNN Breaking (WNN/TLW) ISTANBUL, Turkey: People funding initiatives to tackle climate change effects would channel money towards the worst-affected people, right? And towards those who play key roles in mitigating the effects of climate change? It certainly sounds logical. But in reality, many donors aiming to help communities to weather climate change often […]

Justice Delayed for Forced Sterilization Victims in Peru

Justice Delayed for Forced Sterilization Victims in Peru

Carla Salazar & Frank Bajak – The Ledger – Mondy, 20 February 2012 (originally published 14 Feb) LIMA, Peru | It was 1996 when Micaela Flores and 15 other women from Peru’s highlands accepted an ambulance ride to a Cuzco clinic, lured by the offer of a free medical checkup. But when they arrived, the […]

Dalit women face three-fold discrimination from birth

Dalit women face three-fold discrimination from birth

Hetal Shah – WNN Opinion (WNN) Opinion Bhuj, India:  There are two Indias, and Dalit women have learned to survive in both these worlds.  Take a look at two related but opposing headlines in The Hindu last month. January 5, 2012: Dalit woman sarpanch emerges as poster girl for gender issues January 11, 2012:  Dalit […]

Fishing and agri-businesses not easy for many women in Madagascar

Fishing and agri-businesses not easy for many women in Madagascar

WNN MDG Stories (WNN) St. Luce, MADAGASCAR, AFRICA: Having had little education, 22-year-old Fanja – like her mother and most women in St Luce – makes tsihy (woven mats) for her living. She describes the “demanding”, “painful” and sometimes dangerous process: from collecting materials, to preparation and weaving, to selling the tsihy in Mahatalaky – […]

Madagascar woman gives honest account of life hardships

Madagascar woman gives honest account of life hardships

WNN MDG Stories (WNN) MADAGASCAR: A 38-year-old woman named Say Louise from Ilafitsignana, Madacascar has happy memories of childhood, when her father’s job with the port management authority in Fort Dauphin (and later his farming and fishing) provided for all the family’s needs. Harvests and fish were plentiful. Her difficulties came as an adult when […]

Sanitary padding the political discourse

Sanitary padding the political discourse

Mona Hakimi – Times Live via WomensNet – Thursday, 20 January, 2011 (originally published 16 Jam) There is little doubt that making sanitary towels accessible to girls and women who cannot afford them would promote gender equality. The 28-day cycle that the majority of women go through is tied up with the cycle of poverty […]

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 […]