Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Are Key to Addressing Global Poverty

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Are Key to Addressing Global Poverty

Rebecca Lefton – Center for American Progress – Thursday, 14 March 2013 (originally published 11 Mar) President Barack Obama pledged during his January 2013 State of the Union address that the United States would join with its allies to “eradicate” extreme poverty over the “next two decades” by connecting more people to the global economy […]

Telemedicine in Zambia works to curb women’s cancer

Telemedicine in Zambia works to curb women’s cancer

Lillian Banda – WNN Breaking (WNN) Lusaka, ZAMBIA, AFRICA: Women in Zambia now have hope for early diagnosis and treatment of both cervical and breast cancer, asserts the country’s First Lady Dr. Christine Kaseba. Dr. Kaseba who was recently awarded the Global Leadership Award in recognition for her contribution towards the fight against cervical and […]

International Day of Rural Women

International Day of Rural Women

Michael Evans – Earth Times – Tuesday, 16 October 2012 (originally published 15 Oct) Throughout history, women traditionally have been the backbone of society. While men have gone off hunting or fighting, it has always been the women who have quietly stayed behind to run everything in their absence, caring for children and older relatives, […]

Ugandan midwife speaks to current health needs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Ugandan midwife speaks to current health needs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sabine Clappaert – WNN Features (WNN) Deauville, FRANCE : “I came here to stand up for the voiceless mothers of Africa,” says thirty-one-year-old Ugandan nurse midwife and woman’s advocate Esther Madudu at Global Meeting 2011 of the Women’s Forum for Economy and Society in Deauville, France. She begins with murmured conversations dying down to hear […]

A decade of triumphs still includes needs for African Women

A decade of triumphs still includes needs for African Women

Rainitou Sow for Make Every Woman Count –  WNN Opinion (WNN) OPINION: One year ago, the African Union declared 2010-2020 as African Women’s Decade. The theme of this year is “Health, Maternal Mortality and HIV/AIDS”. This decade is a promise from African governments and the African Union to promote women’s rights and achieve gender equality […]