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 – […]

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 […]

COLOMBIA: Mothers in prison share jail with their babies

COLOMBIA: Mothers in prison share jail with their babies

Anastasia Moloney – WNN MDG Stories (WNN) Bogota, COLOMBIA: Sprightly toddlers run about on a grassy field, outside what seems like a normal nursery with colourful walls and swings and slides in the playground. But the guards sporting blue camouflage gear and the barbed wire fence give the game away. The nursery is inside the confines of […]

Facts show conflict in Colombia contributes directly to violence against women

Facts show conflict in Colombia contributes directly to violence against women

Anastasia Moloney – WNN MDG Stories (WNN) BOGOTA – Thousands of women and girls have suffered sexual abuse, including rape, at the hands of Colombia’s illegal armed groups. Army soldiers have also carried out sexual violence against women, according to a report released on Wednesday by Amnesty International. Here are some facts about sexual abuse […]

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