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Hungry In A World Of Plenty: Millions On The Brink Of Famine

Hungry In A World Of Plenty: Millions On The Brink Of Famine

Today, the world stands on the brink of an unprecedented four famines. 20 million people are at risk of starvation in South Sudan – where famine has already been declared – Somalia, Yemen and Northern Nigeria. These are just four of the many countries that are facing high levels of food insecurity this year. In […]

Why My Controversial Game of Thrones Rape Scene Made Me Join the Sisterhood

Why My Controversial Game of Thrones Rape Scene Made Me Join the Sisterhood

  The response from the Game of Throne viewers following Sansa’s rape scene last year shocked me. There was a huge reaction, and not a particularly positive one. People were boycotting the show, multiple articles were being produced online and it was a trending topic on Twitter. At first I was angry. I was angry […]

“Tuzamurane”: Women Pineapple Farmers ‘Lift One Another Up’ In Rwanda

“Tuzamurane”: Women Pineapple Farmers ‘Lift One Another Up’ In Rwanda

Tuzamurane cooperative is located in a small village at the top of a hill in Kirehe District, Eastern Rwanda.The literal translation of Tuzamurane is ‘lift one another up’. The cooperative specialises in growing pineapples and you can see the little spiky plants everywhere in Kirehe. It was set up ten years ago with the support […]

Why The Majority Of The World’s Poor Are Women

Why The Majority Of The World’s Poor Are Women

Gender inequality is one of the oldest and most pervasive forms of inequality in the world. It denies women their voices, devalues their work and make women’s position unequal to men’s, from the household to the national and global levels. Despite some important progress to change this in recent years, in no country have women […]

Parts of South Sudan Suffering Famine: Govt Official

Parts of South Sudan Suffering Famine: Govt Official

Parts of war-ravaged South Sudan are suffering famine, a government official said on Monday, adding nearly half the country’s population would lack reliable access to affordable food by July. South Sudan has been mired in civil war since 2013, when President Salva Kiir fired his deputy. Since then the conflict has increasingly split the country […]

Tanzania: U.S Warns Govt Ban May Stall HIV Fight

Tanzania: U.S Warns Govt Ban May Stall HIV Fight

The United States warned the government against its decision to ban HIV/Aids services at 40 health facilities, and introduce new guidelines for Key Populations (KP), saying the move could cause a flare-up of the epidemic among those afflicted. In a statement, the US embassy in Dar es Salaam said the decision could impact HIV/Aids programmes […]

Woman Engineer Lights Up Zambia’s Rural Community

Woman Engineer Lights Up Zambia’s Rural Community

Born in 1979 in Kaoma district in the western part of Zambia, Likonge Makai, an energy systems expert, did not know that one day she would be a source of light to many families in Zambia. Today Likonge prides herself in providing the most efficient and affordable source of energy to households under her nongovernmental […]

The Gender Skills Gap Is Getting Even Worse, Says New Research

The Gender Skills Gap Is Getting Even Worse, Says New Research

Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a nonprofit that aims to get more women involved in tech, characterizes herself as one of “the lost girls.” While she recognized that engineering positions were often the most lucrative ones, she felt too intimidated to pursue them. “I convinced myself that I wasn’t good at […]

‘Pedal Power’ Gets Girls To School In India, Kenya

‘Pedal Power’ Gets Girls To School In India, Kenya

  In developing countries, attending school can be a daily struggle for some children. They may walk several kilometers to school because their families do not have money to send them on buses or other forms of transportation. With schools far away, and little money to pay for transport costs, parents worry about the safety […]

Frequently Asked Questions On Climate Change And Disaster Displacement

Frequently Asked Questions On Climate Change And Disaster Displacement

As activities get underway in Marrakech at COP22, the 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about climate change and displacement. 1. How many people are already displaced by climate change? Displacement linked to climate change is not a future hypothetical […]

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