India's Dalit women empowered by collective farming

India's Dalit women empowered by collective farming

Stella Paul for Global Press Institute – WNN WorldFOOD (WNN) Hyderabad, INDIA, SOUTHERN ASIA: Bujjiamma Begary, 27, can finally afford to eat vegetables again. “For nearly five years, all I could afford was rice and a thin red gram [pigeon pea] soup because I didn’t have the money to buy fresh vegetables, which have become […]

[China] Rural Women Stage Innovative Protest for Equality

[China] Rural Women Stage Innovative Protest for Equality

Didi Kirsten Tatlow – New York Times – Wednesday, 18 December 2013 (originally published 17 Dec) The middle-aged farming women forming a human pyramid in front of the Zhejiang Provincial People’s Government headquarters in Hangzhou last week constituted a small protest that pointed to a big problem: persistent economic and political discrimination against women in […]

Who Owns the Farm? Land Rights Push in China Leaves Women Without a Plot To Stand On

Who Owns the Farm? Land Rights Push in China Leaves Women Without a Plot To Stand On

Jessica Mack – RH Reality Check  – Wednesday, 29 February 2012 (originally published 27 Feb) In the Masterpiece series “Downton Abbey,” Lady Mary Crawley, the eldest daughter of an Earl, cannot inherit the eponymous estate because she is a woman. She finds this demeaning and frustrating, but her future will be well taken care of regardless. […]

Tanzania: Women Fight for Their Rights Over Land

Tanzania: Women Fight for Their Rights Over Land

Orton Kiishweko – All Africa – Monday, 23 January 2012 (originally published 19 Jan) Thirty six year old Grace Bbayu, a resident of Mvumi village in Dodoma lost her husband in 2002. All of a sudden she was widowed and thought her plight was one of the worst blows in her life. Little did she […]

Zimbabwe: What Does Women’s Empowerment Mean to You?

Zimbabwe: What Does Women’s Empowerment Mean to You?

Zimbabwe Government – The Herald via All Africa – Thursday, 06 October 2011 (originally published 02 Oct) It is a well-established fact that there exist inequalities between men and women due to a long history of male dominance, advanced by cultural, religious, economic and political institutions among many societies. As a result, the majority of […]

Harvesting a Field of Their Own –Woman’s Right to Food in the Global Food Crisis

Harvesting a Field of Their Own –Woman’s Right to Food in the Global Food Crisis

Lys Anzia – WNN Features World Food Programme delivers food to Haitian women – Image: Peter Casier /UNWFP The fight for women against hunger and malnutrition isn’t getting any easier. Rising food prices and lower food assistance programs worldwide are causing the ability to help women and their families reach the lowest levels of output […]