AFRICA: Rise in public support for women doesn't match on-the-ground wins

AFRICA: Rise in public support for women doesn't match on-the-ground wins

WNN Improve It (WNN) Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA: A new comprehensive study report by research associates Afrobarometer, working with on-the-ground surveys through Ghana’s CDD – Center for Democratic Development along with the IREEP – Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy and IJR – Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in South Africa is bringing new insights […]

Rehabilitation & healing continues for Malala Yousafzai after hospital stay

Rehabilitation & healing continues for Malala Yousafzai after hospital stay

WNN Breaking (WNN/RFE/RL) Birmingham, ENGLAND, U.K.: Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has been discharged from the British hospital where she was treated after being shot by the Taliban for her work in promoting girls’ education. A video released on January 4 by the hospital in Birmingham showed the 15-year-old walking out of her hospital room while […]

Girls, not guns: The promise of progress for South Sudan

Girls, not guns: The promise of progress for South Sudan

Tracy Fehr – WNN Opinon (WNN/EP) Juba, SOUTH SUDAN, AFRICA: During the first year of independence for the world’s newest nation, women of South Sudan united to amplify their voices and ensure their rights are guaranteed in the constitution and enforced by the government. These efforts have led to some milestones in the development of […]

Global literacy linked to rise in regional economies

Global literacy linked to rise in regional economies

WNN MDG Stories (WNN/GDN) Oxford, ENGLAND, U.K.: At the first-ever World Literacy Summit in Oxford this week, delegates are chewing over a number of proposals for how to get global literacy the attention it, quite rightly, deserves. Estimates suggest around 800 million people worldwide are unable to read or write, and yet funding for literacy […]

Flexible learning helps girls education in Bangladesh

Flexible learning helps girls education in Bangladesh

AASHA MEHREEN AMIN in Bangladesh –  WNN Features New innovative flexible learning centres are helping girls stay in school   Dhaka: In Bangladesh, family poverty and poor quality state education forces millions of children out of primary school. Girls in particular lose out as they are often the first to be called on to get […]