Women farmers can make powerful earth resources guardians, says UN

Women farmers can make powerful earth resources guardians, says UN

WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/UN) United Nations New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Giving women access to and control of natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals is essential to ensure war-torn countries can achieve long-term peace, according to a United Nations report recently released on November 6, 2013. “At a practical level, women form the […]

Global women farmers take land ownership rights to court

Global women farmers take land ownership rights to court

Stella Dawson – WNN Improve It (WNN/TLW) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: At first, she moved into the city. After two years, she returned to her community in Kiambu County to persuade the tribal chief and elders that she and her mother-in-law should not be reduced to squatters on the death of their husbands but […]

‘Transformative’ world changes can only exist if we stop inequality

‘Transformative’ world changes can only exist if we stop inequality

Jayati Ghosh – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/GDN) Copenhagen, DENMARK, EUROPE: Nowadays almost everyone will probably acknowledge that growing inequality has become a pressing issue – even business leaders in Davos recently identified it as one of the biggest threats to the world economy. Now, discussions around the post-2015 global agenda include a specific focus on reducing […]

Letting photographs document women atrocity in Papua New Guinea

Letting photographs document women atrocity in Papua New Guinea

Svetlana Bachevanova – WNN Features (WNN) New York, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: In the Oceania region, north of Cape York, Australia, the country of Papua New Guinea suffers under a hood of violence against women that still runs unabated, especially for those who live at the very bottom of society with little legal recourse or […]

Colombian women migrants say “life is not so easy” in Brazil

Colombian women migrants say “life is not so easy” in Brazil

Luisa Pascoareli – WNN Features (WNN) São Paulo, BRAZIL: Known throughout the world as a ‘welcoming’ country, Brazil in the last decade has opened its doors to more than 286,000 immigrants. They have come from a diverse group of global regions, all for different reasons, coming from the United States, Japan, Paraguay, Portugal and Bolivia, according […]

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