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Kenyan Girls Use ‘Talking Box’ to Write What’s Wrong

May 28, 2012


By Rose OdengoWeNews correspondent Monday, May 28, 2012 Some schoolgirls in Kibera, Kenya’s largest slum, are writing down their problems and submitting them to a message box. Schools are using the information to alleviate everything from molestation to family financial pressures. NAIROBI, Kenya (WOMENSENEWS)–It is 2:30 p.m. in Kibera, Kenya’s largest slum. Under a vengefully […]

Why Are Teen Moms Poor?

May 20, 2012


Surprising new research shows it’s not because they have babies. They have babies because they’re poor. By Matthew Yglesias|Posted Monday, May 14, 2012, at 5:01 PM ET Surprising new research shows that babies don’t make teen moms poor. Being poor causes them to have babies.iStockphoto. Delivering the commencement address last weekend at the evangelical Liberty […]

The Brothel Next Door

May 15, 2012


Turkey is cracking down on the sex trade. What’s next? BY ANNA LOUIE SUSSMAN | MAY 14, 2012 Under the shade of a tree at an Istanbul cafe, Suzan, a voluptuous woman in her 50s with dyed blond hair and a warm, generous smile, describes how she went from teenage bride to full-time sex worker. […]

What Disrespect Looks Like to Women

May 3, 2012


Posted: 05/ 1/2012Linda Durnell Behavior that denigrates women is prevalent throughout the world. Women are wives, co-workers, sisters, mothers, friends, daughters and over half of the population, and most of these women will be disrespected for simply being a woman. When women’s issues are regarded as secondary to those of men’s — as illustrated by […]

India’s Dalit women and the real cost of fast fashion

May 2, 2012


Posted on 01 May 2012 Julie Tomlin WVoN co-editor The High Street frenzy that follows when the Duchess of Cambridge is snapped wearing a new dress can lead to 24-hour shifts for women working in some of India’s garment factories. That’s one of the findings of a new report Maid in India that reveals the […]

The Word on Women – Forced sterilization and the Millennium Development Goals

April 27, 2012


By Widney Brown | Yesterday at 4:53 PM | Comments ( 1 ) Two reports by the BCC this month raise the spectre that the United Nations Millennium Development Goals which include reducing maternal mortality and ensuring environmental sustainability may actually be undermining women’s sexual and reproductive rights. The BBC has reported on the UK […]

Child marriages blight Bangladesh

April 25, 2012


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 […]