During her confirmation hearings, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stressed the importance of prioritizing women and girls, who are at the greatest risk of being poor, and make up nearly 70% of the world’s hungry.
As economists worldwide grapple with the hard reality that 46 million more people will be added to the global poverty count this year, women and men in these affected communities already are doubling their efforts to soften that landing for their families.
It’s standing room only at Bloomberg in the financially embattled city of New York. I am pressed between rows of hedge fund managers, financial analysts, and investors as the National Council for Research on Women unveils a new report on women in fund management.
As President of a country where more than half the population suffers from chronic hunger, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo spent tens of thousands of dollars on dinners while in the US. Filipino Voices of Our Future correspondent Malayapinas responds.
As a child growing up in Northern Ireland, Aoife faced both the pain of living in a conflict zone and the pain of being sexually abused at the hands of her father. She has found solace and healing in the art of meditation.
Like many women in Zambia, when Ngoza Simwanza was pregnant with her firstborn child, she relied on a Traditional Birth Attendant to address complications. The consequences were dire. Today, she advocates for every woman to have access to safe medical care.
1. Women lead the microfinance industry from top to bottom. Reality Check: Despite the fact that 70% to 90% of microfinance clients are women, females make up only 30% to 40% of the senior management and governance positions…
For generations, women coffee workers have been treated like second-class citizens. Today, they are taking on leadership roles in every sector of the industry. It’s not only creating better coffee—it’s also dramatically improving growers’ lives.
Having spent her girlhood in long lines at the water pump, Zambian Voices of Our Future Correspondent, Dando Mweetwa , knows first hand what must be done in a country where only 58% of the population has access to drinkable water.
World Pulse sat down with MP and women's rights activist Mu Sochua in Berkeley, CA, just before she returned to Cambodia, where she fears new charges of treason and prison for her fight against corruption.
In the 1300 tent cities scattered across post-earthquake Haiti, young girls are coming of age amidst threats of sexual violence, rampant disease, and makeshift living conditions. Photographer Nadia Todres visited the camps of Port-au-Prince to document the precarious lives of girls on the ground.
It’s been 17 years since more than 500,000 Rwandans were killed in the horrific genocide of 1994. Today, this tiny East African nation has become a poster child for women’s rights. How have they done it? And what more needs to be done?