She's no ordinary teacher

She's no ordinary teacher

Panos London for – WNN Learning! (WNN/PL) Sijban, PAKISTAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: In a rundown building in the mountain village of Sijban, girls sit at their desks, hair loosely covered in white or black scarves, staring raptly at their teacher. They say they want to become either doctors or teachers when they grow up. This is […]

In Russia, a parallel G-20 for young women

In Russia, a parallel G-20 for young women

Ivan Gutterman – Washington Post – Monday, 09 September 2013 (originally published  05 Sept) MOSCOW — A group of young women want to send a message to the mostly male leaders of the Group of 20 nations meeting in St. Petersburg this week: Don’t forget us. Over the summer, young women from the G-20 countries, […]

Husband, 60, Wife, 8

Husband, 60, Wife, 8

Rebecca Murray – IPS – Tuesday, 03 January 2012 (originally published 29 Dec) KABUL, Dec 29, 2011 (IPS) – Activists voice concern that Afghan women’s rights continue to be marginalised, and nowhere is gender inequality more starkly illustrated than in the country’s flawed justice system. Yasmin’s case is one. Although the legal age for female […]

Global girls are backbone of worldwide food production

Global girls are backbone of worldwide food production

Katie Nguyen  – WNN MDG Stories A girl carries a basket of cocoa pods on her head during a harvest in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province on August 24, 2010. Yusuf Ahmad/REUTERS  (WNN) LONDON: What would happen if women farmers were given the same opportunities as men? Their agricultural yields could grow by 20 percent to […]