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Child marriages blight Bangladesh

April 25, 2012

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By Angus CrawfordBBC News Oli, bottom right, is trying to educate parents about the perils of child marriage Bangladesh has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, with 20% of girls becoming wives before their 15th birthday, even though 18 is the minimum age allowed by law. Why? “It is the […]

It’s a women’s world: Dedicated activists who are raising awareness of social issues

March 8, 2012

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By Monalisa Das and Harsha Chawla UPDATED: 02:30 GMT, 8 March 2012 The power of blogging to draw attention to social issues became apparent some years ago, when the blog, Blank Noise, started by Jasmeen Patheja succeeded in raising awareness about street sexual harassment. A student of the Srishti School of Art Design and Technology […]

DEVELOPMENT-NIGER Three Million Children Threatened by Hunger

February 5, 2012

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By Ousseini Issa A young child suffering from malnutrition at a nutritional recovery center in Maradi region in central-east Niger. Credit:UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi BOBOYE, Niger, Feb 4, 2012 (IPS) – Women have been left in charge of many of the households in the village of Zamkoye-Koïra, in western Niger, as food shortages have driven male family […]

DEVELOPMENT-NIGER Three Million Children Threatened by Hunger

February 5, 2012

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By Ousseini Issa A young child suffering from malnutrition at a nutritional recovery center in Maradi region in central-east Niger. Credit:UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi BOBOYE, Niger, Feb 4, 2012 (IPS) – Women have been left in charge of many of the households in the village of Zamkoye-Koïra, in western Niger, as food shortages have driven male family […]

Why women will prove vital in the battle against poverty

September 3, 2011

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In her 10 years as chief executive of Oxfam, Barbara Stocking has overseen many initiatives that work with and for women around the world Emine Sanerguardian.co.uk, Thursday 1 September 2011 Barbara Stocking, chief executive of Oxfam. Photograph: David Levene The idea that increasing female empowerment is the best way to reduce poverty isn’t new, but […]

Why women will prove vital in the battle against poverty

September 3, 2011

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In her 10 years as chief executive of Oxfam, Barbara Stocking has overseen many initiatives that work with and for women around the world Emine Sanerguardian.co.uk, Thursday 1 September 2011 Barbara Stocking, chief executive of Oxfam. Photograph: David Levene The idea that increasing female empowerment is the best way to reduce poverty isn’t new, but […]

Haiti quake creates new crisis among women, girls

August 31, 2011

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By Jacqueline CharlesMiami Herald PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Fourteen-day-old Alexandro Joseph has never seen a doctor and 7-month-old Lovemika Belzi has suffered from diarrhea since the day she was born. In the sprawling camps that continue to dot this broken capital after last year’s devastating earthquake, health and human rights officials warn of an another crisis: […]