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To Foster Food Security Support Women’s Land Rights

April 30, 2012

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by Jessica PiekloApril 30, 2012 Millions of people across the world suffer from food insecurity, but a growing body of evidence is uncovering one way to address this problem: land rights. Take India, for example. A preliminary study of a land purchase program in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, which provided beneficiaries with plots […]

SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: Women, Space, and Resistance

April 13, 2012

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by TRACY E. ORESaint Cloud State UniversityGender & Society 2011 25: 689 In her book Remedios: Stories of Earth and Iron from the History of Puertorriqueñas, Levins Morales (1998) reflects on how tostones became a central part of Puerto Rican cuisine. She imagines how enslaved women, given nothing to eat by slave masters but plantains, used […]

Rural women’s empowerment: A long road ahead

March 30, 2012

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Published: 27/03/2012 © FAO/G. Napolitano Advancing rural women’s economic empowerment and access to decent rural employment, supporting associations in giving them a stronger voice in decision-making, and fostering their better access to land are three priority areas in enabling rural women to realize their full potential for food and nutrition security. The UN Inter-Agency Task […]

"A Catastrophic Year" as Hunger Crisis Looms over Sahel

February 15, 2012

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By Kristin Palitza NOUAKCHOTT , Feb 15, 2012 (IPS) – Seven out of the eight governments in the Sahel – the arid zone between the Sahara desert in North Africa and Sudan’s Savannas in the south – have taken the unprecedented step of declaring emergencies as 12 million people in the region are threatened by […]

Despite Rhetoric, Women Still Sidelined in Development Funding

February 6, 2012

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By Charundi Panagoda Women in Muslim-dominated Metiabruz district in eastern India look forward to better opportunities after their IT education. Credit:Ranjita Biswas/IPS WASHINGTON, Feb 6, 2012 (IPS) – As U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro once put it, “Women hold the keys to unlocking the barriers to sustainable development.” Women play essential roles in the global […]